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structuralism

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noun struc·tur·al·ism \ˈstrək-chə-rə-ˌli-zəm, ˈstrək-shrə-\

Definition of structuralism

  1. 1 :  psychology concerned especially with resolution of the mind into structural elements

  2. 2 :  structural linguistics

  3. 3 :  an anthropological movement associated especially with Claude Lévi-Strauss that seeks to analyze social relationships in terms of highly abstract relational structures often expressed in a logical symbolism

  4. 4 :  a method of analysis (as of a literary text or a political system) that is related to cultural anthropology and that focuses on recurring patterns of thought and behavior

struc·tur·al·ist play \-list\ noun or adjective


1907

First Known Use of structuralism

1907

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structuralism

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noun struc·tur·al·ism \ˈstrək-chə-rə-ˌliz-əm, ˈstrək-shrə-\

Medical Definition of structuralism

  1. :  psychology concerned especially with resolution of the mind into structural elements




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