binarism

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noun bi·na·rism \ˈbī-nə-ˌriz-əm\

Definition of binarism

  1. :  a mode of thought predicated on stable oppositions (such 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 and Etymology of binarism

French binarisme


First Known Use: 1955


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