noun, often capitalized
con·​struc·​tiv·​ism | \ kən-ˈstrək-ti-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce constructivism (audio) \

Definition of constructivism

: a nonobjective art movement originating in Russia and concerned with formal organization of planes and expression of volume in terms of modern industrial materials (such as glass and plastic)

Other Words from constructivism

constructivist \ kən-​ˈstrək-​ti-​vist How to pronounce constructivist (audio) \ adjective or noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of constructivism

1925, in the meaning defined above

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