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
First Known Use: 1983
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