noun, often capitalized
de·​con·​struc·​tiv·​ism | \ ˌdē-kən-ˈstrək-ti-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce deconstructivism (audio) \

Definition of deconstructivism

: an architectural movement or style influenced by deconstruction that encourages radical freedom of form and the open manifestation of complexity in a building rather than strict attention to functional concerns and conventional design elements (such as right angles or grids)

Other Words from deconstructivism

deconstructivist \ ˌdē-​kən-​ˈstrək-​ti-​vist How to pronounce deconstructivist (audio) \ adjective or noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of deconstructivism

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Deconstructivism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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