Pronunciation: (kun-struk'tiv),[key] —adj. 1. constructing or tending to construct; helping to improve; promoting further development or advancement (opposed to destructive): constructive criticism. 2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of construction; structural.
3. deduced by inference or interpretation; inferential: constructive permission. 4. Law.denoting an act or condition not directly expressed but inferred from other acts or conditions.