re·​con·​struc·​tion·​ist ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce reconstructionist (audio)
plural reconstructionists
or Reconstructionist : an adherent of Jewish reconstructionism
or Reconstructionist : an advocate of post-Civil War Reconstruction
: a person who reconstructs a past event (such as a car accident) as a profession
an accident reconstructionist
reconstructionist adjective
or Reconstructionist
Reconstructionist Judaism

Examples of reconstructionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cam Cope, a crash reconstructionist based in Texas, testified to that end Friday. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 The report by The Crash Lab, an accident reconstructionist company hired by Lara, used data from the car’s black box to find that Lara was only driving 27 miles per hour, about half of the 53 miles per hour alleged in the police report, Lara said at a press conference. Sarah Raza,, 7 Sep. 2023 By contrast, the reconstructionist narrative won after the Second Reconstruction. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2022 Hired by the prosecution, crime scene reconstructionist Iris Dalley Graff used photos and measurements from the house to create a digital model showing Helen was not able to reach the trigger with her hand. CBS News, 1 Oct. 2022 The sun came out on Sunday for the 5 p.m. Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Erev Rosh Hashanah Shofar Walk on Sept. 25 at Dawes Park in Evanston. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 26 Sep. 2022 Since the birth of the nation, its racial politics have been shaped by an ongoing battle between reconstructionist America and redemptionist America. Time, 15 Sep. 2022 Much of the ideology and language in the Poway shooter’s manifesto indicates that he was likely raised with a strong belief in reconstructionist theology, just like me. Eve Ettinger, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 For six weeks, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis and his office interviewed victims and witnesses and worked with a crash reconstructionist to examine why the driver hit the cyclists. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of reconstructionist was in 1861

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“Reconstructionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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