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logocentrism

[loh-guh-sen-triz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a method of literary analysis in which words and language are regarded as a fundamental expression of external reality, excluding nonlinguistic factors such as historical context.
  2. excessive faith in the meanings of words or their specific usages.
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Related formslo·go·cen·tric, adjectivelo·go·cen·trist, noun
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Word Origin and History for logocentric

adj.

"centered on reason," 1931, from logo- + -centric.

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