deconstruct

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verb de·con·struct \ˌdē-kən-ˈstrəkt\

Definition of deconstruct

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

  3. 2 :  to take apart or examine (something) in order to reveal the basis or composition 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



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