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construct

Pronunciation: kon'strukt

Definition:

  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.

See: construct validity

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