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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictory messages in a work by delving below its surface meaning.

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  • Therefore, to refer to the changes in the fashion universe as "deconstruction" is appropriate; it has yielded up postmodern clothing.
  • Moore's superhero deconstruction is deeper than good guy vs. bad guy.
  • One of my favorite sources for political news deconstruction is signing off.
  • Derridean idiom if deconstruction is to stand revealed as a thinking of institutionalization. 6 for more
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