Definition of deconstruction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deconstruction

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NAmE//ˌdikənˈstrʌkʃn//
 
[uncountable](technology)
 
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(in literature and philosophy) a theory that states that it is impossible for a text to have one fixed meaning, and emphasizes the role of the reader in the production of meaning compare structuralism
deconstructionist
 
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NAmE//ˌdikənˈstrʌkʃənɪst//
 
noun, adjective a deconstructionist critic/approach
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deconstruction