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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dee-kuh n-struhk-shuh n]
    • /ˌdi kənˈstrʌk ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dee-kuh n-struhk-shuh n]
    • /ˌdi kənˈstrʌk ʃən/

Definitions of deconstructive word

  • adjective deconstructive of or relating to deconstruction 3
  • noun deconstructive a philosophical and critical movement, starting in the 1960s and especially applied to the study of literature, that questions all traditional assumptions about the ability of language to represent reality and emphasizes that a text has no stable reference or identification because words essentially only refer to other words and therefore a reader must approach a text by eliminating any metaphysical or ethnocentric assumptions through an active role of defining meaning, sometimes by a reliance on new word construction, etymology, puns, and other word play. 1
  • noun deconstructive Tending to deconstruct; of or relating to deconstruction. 1

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deconstructive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

deconstructive usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with deconstructive

  • what is deconstructive criticism?

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