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under construction

1. Currently undergoing construction or repair work. The famous cathedral has been under construction to varying degrees since 1882. Sorry, the road here is under construction, so you'll have to go a different way.
2. Currently being designed or coded. Said of something distributed on or accessed via the Internet, especially a website. Our new homepage is under construction, but you can still buy merchandise from our online shop. By popular demand, I'm thrilled to announce that we will soon have a new app for smartphones! It is currently under construction and should be available this fall.
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under construction

Fig. being built or repaired. We cannot travel on this road because it's under construction. Our new home has been under construction all summer. We hope to move in next month.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We see how important a part excavation plays in the construction of the cells; but it would be a great error to suppose that the bees cannot build up a rough wall of wax in the proper position--that is, along the plane of intersection between two adjoining spheres.
The work of construction seems to be a sort of balance struck between many bees, all instinctively standing at the same relative distance from each other, all trying to sweep equal spheres, and then building up, or leaving ungnawed, the planes of intersection between these spheres.
It is even conceivable that an insect might, by fixing on a point at which to commence a cell, and then moving outside, first to one point, and then to five other points, at the proper relative distances from the central point and from each other, strike the planes of intersection, and so make an isolated hexagon: but I am not aware that any such case has been observed; nor would any good be derived from a single hexagon being built, as in its construction more materials would be required than for a cylinder.
As natural selection acts only by the accumulation of slight modifications of structure or instinct, each profitable to the individual under its conditions of life, it may reasonably be asked, how a long and graduated succession of modified architectural instincts, all tending towards the present perfect plan of construction, could have profited the progenitors of the hive-bee?
*The exact definition of a piece of matter as a construction will be given later.
One way collects together the appearances commonly regarded as a given object from different places; this is, broadly speaking, the way of physics, leading to the construction of physical objects as sets of such appearances.
There are two rules of construction, dictated by plain reason, as well as founded on legal axioms.
In a word, that accumulated knowledge which man inherits by means of books, imparted and transmitted information, schools, colleges, and universities, we obtain through more subtle agencies that are incorporated with our organic construction, and which form a species of hereditary mesmerism; a vegetable clairvoyance that enables us to see with the eyes, hear with the ears, and digest with the understandings of our predecessors.
In the midst of the letter he came to the construction which had caused the trouble the day before.
Glancing quickly over the page for similar constructions, he found a number of I wills.
The "United Arab Emirates Prefabricated Building Construction Industry Business and Investment Opportunities - Market Size & Forecast by Value and Volume Covering 35 Market Segments, Precast Products, and Precast Materials" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The group has garnered recognition in Chambers USA as one of the leading construction practices in New York.
Construction of the 74,000 square foot facility began at the campus' east end in September, with Sudbury-based Tribury Construction carrying out the project as designed by Castellan James + Partners Architects, also of Sudbury.
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