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de·con·struct

 (dē′kən-strŭkt′)
tr.v. de·con·struct·ed, de·con·struct·ing, de·con·structs
1. To break down into components; dismantle: a toxic substance that can be deconstructed into harmless chemicals.
2. To analyze (a literary text, for example) by deconstruction or in such a way as to expose its underlying assumptions or implicit ideological stance.
3. To adapt (a genre, style, or form) in a way that isolates familiar elements from their usual context in order to imply an ironic comment on the unspoken values of the original.

deconstruct

(ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt)
vb (tr)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to apply the theories of deconstruction to (a text, film, etc)
2. to expose or dismantle the existing structure in (a system, organization, etc)

de•con•struct

(ˌdi kənˈstrʌkt)

v.t.
1. to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.
2. to analyze (a text) by deconstruction.

deconstruct


Past participle: deconstructed
Gerund: deconstructing

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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have deconstructed
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Past Continuous
I was deconstructing
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Past Perfect
I had deconstructed
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be deconstructing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deconstructing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deconstructing
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Conditional
I would deconstruct
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Past Conditional
I would have deconstructed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deconstruct - interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to
Translations

deconstruct

[ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt] VTdeconstruir

deconstruct

[ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt] vt [+ text, idea] → déconstruire

deconstruct

vt (esp Liter) → dekonstruieren
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