to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.
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How to use deconstruct in a sentence
This layered construction protects cells from the elements while allowing sunlight through, but it can be difficult to deconstruct when the panels have reached the end of their life.Solar panels are a pain to recycle. These companies are trying to fix that. | Casey Crownhart | August 19, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Relevant and high-quality content which links to priority pages that are already ranking should be retained where possible to ensure the priority page’s rankings don’t crumble because the architecture has been deconstructed.How to maintain organic performance when merging multiple websites | Tom Crewe | August 9, 2021 | Search Engine Land
But, she says, “they’re constantly being deconstructed and reconstructed.”
His aim, he says, is to “deconstruct the official narrative.”It’s astounding that HBO’s new docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes even exists | Alissa Wilkinson | April 9, 2021 | Vox
This Swiftwater Films time lapse, produced by director Shane Anderson and filmed and edited by Jesse Andrew Clark, shows the monthslong process of deconstructing the Nooksack Dam on the Middle Fork of Washington’s Nooksack River.A Four-Month Time Lapse of the Nooksack Dam Removal | Outside Editors | January 30, 2021 | Outside Online
Others on the RSD forum would deconstruct his approach: “too aggressive,” “too many questions,” “nervousness in your voice,” etc.
Former Senator and U.S. Envoy George Mitchell joins other top Washington players to deconstruct the shutdown crisis.
What if we could deconstruct a Lego block into more fundamental parts: the plastic, the adhesives, the coloring agent.
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 | Leslie Bennetts | December 9, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most often, I would deconstruct the Kennedy Gridiron telegram joke in an effort to tap into its powerful genius.
British Dictionary definitions for deconstruct
to apply the theories of deconstruction to (a text, film, etc)
to expose or dismantle the existing structure in (a system, organization, etc)
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