Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) concept, conception, construct (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)
- direct hyponym / full hyponym
- S: (n) conceptualization, conceptualisation, conceptuality (an elaborated concept)
- S: (n) notion (a general inclusive concept)
- S: (n) category (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)
- S: (n) rule, regulation (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior) "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
- S: (n) property, attribute, dimension (a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished) "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
- S: (n) abstraction, abstract (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance) "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
- S: (n) quantity (the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)
- S: (n) part, section, division (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole) "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
- S: (n) whole (all of something including all its component elements or parts) "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
- S: (n) law, natural law (a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society)
- S: (n) law, law of nature (a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature) "the laws of thermodynamics"
- S: (n) lexicalized concept (a concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language))
- S: (n) hypothesis, possibility, theory (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena) "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
- S: (n) fact (a concept whose truth can be proved) "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
- S: (n) rule, linguistic rule ((linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice)
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (n) idea, thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about) "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
- derivationally related form
- S: (v) construct, build, make (make by combining materials and parts) "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
- S: (v) manufacture, fabricate, construct (put together out of artificial or natural components or parts) "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; "He manufactured a popular cereal"
- S: (v) construct (draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions) "construct an equilateral triangle"
- S: (v) construct (create by linking linguistic units) "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"
- S: (v) construct (create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts) "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
- S: (v) reconstruct, construct, retrace (reassemble mentally) "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"