from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.
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- n. A Russian movement in modern art characterized by the creation of nonrepresentational geometric objects using industrial materials.
- n. A philosophy that asserts the need to construct a mathematical object to prove it exists.
- n. A psychological epistemology which argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
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- n. an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects
constructive + -ism (Wiktionary)