[ struhk-cher-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃər əˌlɪz əm /
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OTHER WORDS FROM structuralismstruc·tur·al·ist, noun, adjectivestruc·tur·al·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·struc·tur·al·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for structuralist
/ (ˈstrʌktʃərəˌlɪzəm) /
an approach to anthropology and other social sciences and to literature that interprets and analyses its material in terms of oppositions, contrasts, and hierarchical structures, esp as they might reflect universal mental characteristics or organizing principlesCompare functionalism
an approach to linguistics that analyses and describes the structure of language, as distinguished from its comparative and historical aspects
Derived forms of structuralismstructuralist, noun, adjective
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