constructionist

  • 1Constructionist — Con*struc tion*ist, n. One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2constructionist — n. A person who interprets a law, especially the Constitution, in a particular way. (2) Building houses and other structures. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 3constructionist — 1844, in reference to the U.S. Constitution, from CONSTRUCTION (Cf. construction) + IST (Cf. ist). Usually with strict or loose …

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  • 4constructionist — [kən struk′shənist] n. [see CONSTRUCTION, sense 4] a person who interprets, or believes in interpreting, a law, document, etc. in a specified way …

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  • 5constructionist — noun Date: 1838 one who construes a legal document (as the United States Constitution) in a specific way < a strict constructionist > …

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  • 6constructionist — constructionism, n. /keuhn struk sheuh nist/, n. a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or the like, in a specific manner: a strict constructionist. [1835 45; CONSTRUCTION + IST] * * * …

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  • 7constructionist — con•struc•tion•ist [[t]kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst[/t]] n. a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or a constitution, in a specified manner: a strict constructionist[/ex] • Etymology: 1835–45 con•struc′tion•ism, n …

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  • 8constructionist — shənə̇st noun ( s) : one who construes an instrument (as the United States Constitution) in a specific way the Soviet Union, abandoning its usual strict constructionist position, urged a broad interpretation of what constitutes “states directly&#8230; …

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  • 9constructionist — 1. adjective Of, pertaining to, or advocating constructionism. 2. noun An advocate of constructionism …

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  • 10constructionist — n. interpreter, commentator …

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  • 11constructionist — noun 1》 another term for constructivist (see constructivism). 2》 US a person who puts a particular interpretation upon a legal document …

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  • 12constructionist — con·struc·tion·ist …

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  • 13constructionist — /kənˈstrʌkʃənəst/ (say kuhn strukshuhnuhst) noun someone who construes or interprets, especially laws or the like …

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  • 14Constructionist design methodology — The Constructionist Design Methodology (CDM) was developed by artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Kristinn R. Thórisson and his students at Columbia University and Reykjavik University for use in the development of cognitive robotics,&#8230; …

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  • 15Constructionist President — James Buchanan …

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  • 16loose constructionist — noun : an advocate of loose construction (as of a statute or constitution); specifically : one favoring a liberal construction of the Constitution of the United States to give broader powers to the federal government compare elastic 4a; strict&#8230; …

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  • 17strict constructionist — noun : one who favors giving a narrow conservative construction of a given document or instrument; specifically : one who favors a strict construction of the Constitution of the United States compare loose constructionist …

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  • 18Constructionism (learning theory) — Seymour Papert Constructionist learning is inspired by the constructivist theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. However, constructionism holds that learning can happen most effectively when&#8230; …

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  • 19Communication theory — is a field of information and mathematics that studies the technical process of information[1] and the human process of human communication.[2] Contents 1 History 1.1 Origins …

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  • 20Social constructionism — and social constructivism are sociological and psychological theories of knowledge that consider how social phenomena develop in particular social contexts. Within constructionist thought, a social construction (social construct) is a concept or&#8230; …

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