One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A concept or perception of something based on the collective views developed and maintained within a society or social group; a social phenomenon or convention originating within and cultivated by society or a particular social group, as opposed to existing inherently or naturally.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Philosophical, Psychological and Scientific Methods. From social + construct.
social construct/ˌsəʊʃl ˈkɒnstrʌkt/
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