noun bi·na·rism \ˈbī-nə-ˌriz-əm\

Definition of BINARISM

:  a mode of thought predicated on stable oppositions (as good and evil or male and female) that is seen in post-structuralist analysis as an inadequate approach to areas of difference; also :  a specific dichotomy subscribed to or reinforced in such thought <the binarism of West and East>

Origin of BINARISM

French binarisme
First Known Use: 1983


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