structuralism

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

Definition of structuralism

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

Other Words from structuralism

structuralist \ ˈstrək-​chə-​rə-​list , ˈstrək-​shrə-​ \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of structuralism

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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structuralism

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

Medical Definition of structuralism

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

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