- Deconstruction is defined as a way of analyzing literature that assumes that text cannot have a fixed meaning.
An example of deconstruction is reading a novel twice, 20 years apart, and seeing how it has a different meaning each time.
Origin: French déconstruction
- deconstructionist noun, adjective
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- deˌcon·strucˈtive adjective
- deˌcon·strucˈtion·ism noun
- deˌcon·strucˈtion·ist noun & adj.