constructive ADJECTIVE 1) serving a useful purpose. 2) Law derived by inference; not stated explicitly.
DERIVATIVES constructively adverb constructiveness noun.

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  • Constructively — Con*struct ive*ly, adv. In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. [1913 Webster] A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constructively — constructive UK US /kənˈstrʌktɪv/ adjective ► useful and likely or intended to improve something: »a constructive dialogue/discussion/meeting »Listening to constructive criticism of certain aspects of your work should help you to make the most of …   Financial and business terms

  • constructively — adv. Constructively is used with these verbs: ↑dismiss, ↑engage, ↑respond …   Collocations dictionary

  • constructively — adverb in a constructive manner (Freq. 2) it is my task to look critically and constructively at the flaws and the failures • Derived from adjective: ↑constructive …   Useful english dictionary

  • constructively — adverb see constructive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constructively — See constructive. * * * …   Universalium

  • constructively — adverb In a constructive manner …   Wiktionary

  • constructively — adv. helpfully, in a useful manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • constructively — con·struc·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • constructively — See: constructive …   English dictionary

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