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construct (something) from (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system from foam balls and popsicle sticks—what did you guys use?
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construct (something) out of (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system out of foam balls and popsicle sticks. What did you guys use?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

construct something from something

 and construct something out of something
to build something using something. Do you want to construct the house from wood? Shall we construct the building out of stone?
See also: construct
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Personal constructs are the basis of the individual's predictions of those events to which they are applicable, and since constructs are, in Kelly's view, bipolar (e.g., "constructivist" versus "realist"), each provides a choice in the way in which an event is construed.
"This is a proof of concept study and illustrates that a combination of materials and fabrication methods generates durable implantable constructs," said James Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and an author on the study.
How does the reader learn to be an informed consumer of research that includes measurement of constructs? The first step is to understand the theoretical framework chosen for the study and determine if the definitions of the constructs used by the researchers fit within this theory.
This paper will address the two topics: (a) the distinction between events and constructs and (b) the proper use of constructs.
The most contentious issue appears to be a lack of consensus between the antecedents of trust and the construct of trust itself (Bhattacharya, Devinney, & Pilluta, 1998; Gill et al.; Mayer, Davis, & Schoorman, 1995).
The clues must lie both in the creators and in the observers of these constructed constructs.
A joint venture between SJP Properties and Prudential Real Estate Investors purchased the long fallow parcel, known as Site 8N, or 11 Times Square, from the Millstein family in July for over $300 million and plans to construct a 900,000 s/f, 600 feet tall office building on the site.
* Limit any improvements constructed on the property to be improvements for the property's investment and holding purposes (such as a rental building), and not improvements for the subdivision and sale of the property (constructing roads and utilities for the land's subdivision appears more like a dealer);
Clients sometimes wish to sell the relinquished property and then exchange into the replacement property when improvements are to be constructed on the latter later.
As usual, Haven has chosen her materials with an attention to detail that is as conceptual as it is aesthetic; here, the artist uses a material that is patently and almost comically fake to construct a lively and rather lovely version of reality.
Spirituality is a dimension of humanness and spiritual wellness is a construct that reflects spiritual health.
UID constructs require the use of an Issuing Agency Code (IAC) that identifies the authority that issues enterprise identifiers.
To enable the GM plants to reproduce amongst themselves, the researchers then inserted another artificial trait that represses the seed-lethal construct. GM plants with both traits develop and reproduce normally, the researchers report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Morrison's text constructs women characters who are enabled through active acknowledgments of the subject positions they share, but without ignoring those they do not share.
Transgenic zebrafish were generated to express this AhR-regulated GFP construct. Injected fish exposed to TCDD exhibited induction of GFP in the eye, nose, and vertebrae of zebrafish embryos (48 and 72 hr after fertilization) compared to vehicle controls (DMSO), which did not express GFP.