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What is the opposite of construction?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an interpretation or explanation
“It is true that there is some ambiguity in the clauses in question, as submitted by Mr. Jones.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a rewording or rephrasing of something written or spoken
Noun
Opposite of the action of creating or establishing something
Noun
Opposite of an interpretation or explanation
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a building or other object constructed from several parts
“I need that small part replaced as soon as possible.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a statement or account that makes something clear
Noun
Opposite of the way in which a whole is made up from several components
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a performance or interpretation, such as of a dramatic role or piece of music
Noun
Opposite of something invented through research and development
Noun
Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Noun
Opposite of the rigid supporting structure of an object such as a vehicle, building, or piece of furniture
Noun
Opposite of something, typically a process or device, that has been invented
Noun
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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