Definition of constructionist in English:


Line breaks: con|struc¦tion|ist
Pronunciation: /kənˈstrʌkʃ(ə)nɪst


1 another term for constructivist (see constructivism).
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  • His influences range from the Russian constructionists to the Bauhaus movement, and he has been inspired by everything from scrapyards to architecture and coastlines.
  • The adherents of the Bauhaus school and Russian constructionists, riding on the wave of the industrialization of the society, proclaimed the dominance of function.
2US A person who puts a particular interpretation upon a legal document, especially the US Constitution: he is campaigning to get strict constructionists appointed to the Supreme Court
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  • Strict constructionists like the Senator might think not.
  • Strict constructionists lie when they claim that if a right is not in the Constitution it doesn't exist.
  • Strict constructionists believe that government policy making should be left to the Executive and Legislative branches of government.

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