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deconstruct

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verb de·con·struct \ˌdē-kən-ˈstrəkt\

Definition of deconstruct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to examine (as a work of literature) using the methods of deconstruction

  3. 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>

  4. 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>

  5. 4 :  destroy, demolish <nations that are deconstructing themselves — Jim Hoagland>

deconstructive

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deconstructor

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Examples of deconstruct in a sentence

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



1973

First Known Use of deconstruct

1973

Rhymes with deconstruct



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