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Definition of deconstruct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



deconstruct something (technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deconstruct
he / she / it deconstructs
past simple deconstructed
-ing form deconstructing
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(in literature and philosophy) to analyze a text in order to show that there is no fixed meaning within the text but that the meaning is created each time in the act of reading
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