Construction (Latin: con = together, struere = to build) describes both the process and the result of the methodical and targeted production of a material or immaterial (>) artifact. Construction also establishes a definite relationship between (>) form and (>) function. The term is often, and sometimes misleadingly, used as a synonym for (>) design.

Source: Design Dictionary: Perspectives on Design Terminology – Michael Erlhoff, Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall.