The manner in which anything is composed or put together. 2. The act and the art of putting parts together to produce a whole. 3. A completed piece of a somewhat elaborate kind; especially a building in the ordinary sense. 4. The art, science, or business of building. 5. The process of building, from site preparation through erection, assembly, and finishing operations. 6. The manner in which materials are ordered, assembled, and united into a whole, as frame construction.