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deconstruction at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deconstruction at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1973, as a strategy of critical analysis, in translations from Fr. of the works of philosopher Jacques Derrida (b.1930). ///

deconstruction at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a method used in philosophy and the criticism of literature which claims that there is no single explanation of the meaning of a piece of writing// -- deconstruct/-str[hA356]kt/ v [T] //

deconstruction at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Method of literary criticism that assumes that language refers only to itself rather than to an extratextual reality and that asserts multiple conflicting interpretations of a text, basing such interpretations on the metaphoric and philosophical implications of the use of language in the text rather than on the author's intention. Loosely, the "meaning" of a text is sought not in the individual author's subjectivity but rather in the play of linguistic devices (such as metaphor and metonymy) and structures in the writing itself. Deconstruction was initiated by J. Derrida in the 1960s and has become an important part of postmodernism, especially in poststructuralism and textual analysis.

deconstruction at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (technical) (in literature and philosophy) a theory that states that it is impossible for a text to have one fixed meaning, and emphasizes the role of the reader in the production of meaning
deconstructionist noun, adjective:
a deconstructionist critic / approach

deconstruction at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature
or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions
in a work by delving below its surface meaning [syn: {deconstructionism}]

deconstruction at English (WD) Of Explained:



*Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /diːkənˈstɹʌkʃən/|/diːkənˈstɹʊkʃən/


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  • a philosophical theory of textual criticism; a form of critical analysis
    1. The destroying or taking apart of an object; disassembly.

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