- to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.
Origin of deconstruct
Related Words for deconstructinterpret, dissect, dismantle, decipher, decode, explicate, gloss, disentangle, unravel
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Contemporary Examples of deconstruct
Former Senator and U.S. Envoy George Mitchell joins other top Washington players to deconstruct the shutdown crisis.The Hero Summit Agenda 2013
September 20, 2013
What if we could deconstruct a Lego block into more fundamental parts: the plastic, the adhesives, the coloring agent.The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care
July 6, 2012
Thanks to the Internet, such assumptions may be easier to deconstruct than they used to be.Gingrich, Unlike Cain, Survives Because He Apologized for Cheating
December 9, 2011
- to apply the theories of deconstruction to (a text, film, etc)
- to expose or dismantle the existing structure in (a system, organization, etc)
1973, back-formation from deconstruction. Related: Deconstructed; deconstructing.