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con·struct

(kon'strukt),
1. The combination of a bone graft, metal instrumentation, prosthetic devices, and/or bone cement applied to a specific level of the skeleton in the course of reconstructive or fracture surgery.
2. In psychiatry/psychology, a set of related ideas used to define, understand, and assess a given phenomenon.

con·struct

(konstrŭkt)
Combination of a bone graft, metal instrumentation, prosthetic devices, and/or bone cement applied to a specific level of the skeleton in the course of reconstructive, dental, or fracture surgery.
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The dearth of theoretical developments in the psychology of personal constructs perhaps reflects the comprehensiveness of Kelly's original vision.
The researchers state that in a future scenario, cartilage constructs could be clinically applied by using an MRI scan of a body part, such as the knee, as a blueprint for creating a matching construct.
From the desk of the editor: Defining and measuring constructs.
Mill's mental chemistry, Titchener's sensations, Woodworth's O, Kohler's isomorphism, and Hull's drives, to name but a few, are all constructs out of psychology's history.
Since multiple items were collected per construct, scale scores were created using a mean of the items for estimation of each construct.
Constructed constructs often arrive with similar documents; these are called instruction manuals.
Because of potential construction delays, the EAT in many cases may take longer than 180 days to construct the improvements.
As the activist Bernice Johnson Reagon firmly argues, "There is no chance that you can survive by staying inside," within "a space that is 'yours only' "; at the same time, however, she advocates using the space "while it lasts" to "act out community," "to construct within yourself and within your community who you would be if you were running society" (357-58) (9) Paradise goes one step further in presenting a community of women within a space that functions as a separatist nurturing space and, yet, is simultaneously in the process of construction.
We used the 5' regulatory region of the human CYP1A1 gene, an AhR-regulated gene, to construct two reporter plasmids, p1A1Luc and p1A1GFP, that express luciferase and GFP, respectively.
Another issue raised with many of the research efforts in the human service satisfaction area is that studies frequently utilize instruments which define and measure satisfaction as a single and complete construct (Danek, Parker & Szymanski, 1991; Lebow, 1982).
These groups live within social constructs that bind and circumscribe just as homosexuality is stigmatized by society.
The present article integrates social goal constructs into a single measurement instrument that addresses the constructs from past research.