de·​con·​struc·​tion·​ism | \-shə-ˌni-zəm \

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deconstructionist \-​shə-​nist \ adjective or noun

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The effort by the extreme left to not only silence the scientific community but to reject the validity of the scientific method is of course the logical and inevitable result of the postmodernist embrace of moral relativism and deconstructionism. WSJ, "Two Takes on Science and Evergreen State," 9 Oct. 2017

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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to make faulty or ineffective

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