Definition of structuralism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstrʌktʃərəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrʌktʃərəlɪzəm//
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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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: structuralism