What is the opposite of construction?

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Opposite of the action of building something, typically a large structure
“Titus gave orders for the entire demolition of the tower of Antonia, in order to open for his army a more easy passage to the temple.”
Opposite of a building or other structure
“A few silver coins, bearing the names and titles of the independent sovereigns of Bengal, have been occasionally found among a ruin of Gour.”
Opposite of an interpretation or explanation
“It is true that there is some ambiguity in the clauses in question, as submitted by Mr. Jones.”
Opposite of the arrangement of words according to syntactical rules
“From that point on, an imaginary world made up of a terrible jumble of words rises up solidly between his sharp mind and things as they are.”
Opposite of a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause
Opposite of the visible shape or configuration of something
“It isn't the power of the oppressors that interventionists have to worry about, but the amorphousness of the oppression.”
Opposite of a pattern usually seen in artwork, or architecture
“If I continue to witness blandness across these hallways, I'm going to throw up!”
Opposite of a building or other object constructed from several parts
“I need that small part replaced as soon as possible.”
Opposite of style, design, and arrangement in an artistic work as distinct from its content
“Since propositions are the generic locus of truth, artistic content, as the locus of artist truth, must be propositional.”
Opposite of the way in which a whole is made up from several components
Opposite of the act of opening, unfolding, or explaining
Opposite of something, typically a process or device, that has been invented
Opposite of the action of organizing something
“Bush published several alternative views in Harper's Weekly that showed the cacophony and disorganization of the event.”
Opposite of something invented through research and development
Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Opposite of the rigid supporting structure of an object such as a vehicle, building, or piece of furniture
Opposite of something created or contrived, usually with new or advanced features
“Two years later he wrote an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, called by novelist Tom Sharpe the archetypal picture of English life.”
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