Definition of structuralism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

structuralism

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NAmE//ˈstrʌktʃərəˌlɪzəm//
 
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(in literature, language, and social science) a theory that considers any text as a structure whose various parts only have meaning when they are considered in relation to each other compare deconstruction
structuralist
 
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NAmE//ˈstrʌktʃərəlɪst//
 
noun, adjective a structuralist approach
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