deconstruct


de·con·struct

verb \ˌdē-kən-ˈstrəkt\

Definition of DECONSTRUCT

transitive verb
1
:  to examine (as a work of literature) using the methods of deconstruction
2
:  to take apart or examine in order to reveal the basis or composition of often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies <deconstruct the myths of both the left and the right — Wayne Karlin>
3
:  to adapt or separate the elements of for use in an ironic or radically new way <uses his masterly tailoring skills to deconstruct the classics — Vogue>
4
:  destroy, demolish <nations that are deconstructing themselves — Jim Hoagland>
de·con·struc·tive \-tiv\ adjective
de·con·struc·tor \-tər\ noun

Examples of DECONSTRUCT

  1. <deconstructing the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes>

First Known Use of DECONSTRUCT

1973

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