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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.
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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)
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de•con•struct

(ˌdi kənˈstrʌkt)

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


Past participle: deconstructed
Gerund: deconstructing

Imperative
deconstruct
deconstruct
Present
I deconstruct
you deconstruct
he/she/it deconstructs
we deconstruct
you deconstruct
they deconstruct
Preterite
I deconstructed
you deconstructed
he/she/it deconstructed
we deconstructed
you deconstructed
they deconstructed
Present Continuous
I am deconstructing
you are deconstructing
he/she/it is deconstructing
we are deconstructing
you are deconstructing
they are deconstructing
Present Perfect
I have deconstructed
you have deconstructed
he/she/it has deconstructed
we have deconstructed
you have deconstructed
they have deconstructed
Past Continuous
I was deconstructing
you were deconstructing
he/she/it was deconstructing
we were deconstructing
you were deconstructing
they were deconstructing
Past Perfect
I had deconstructed
you had deconstructed
he/she/it had deconstructed
we had deconstructed
you had deconstructed
they had deconstructed
Future
I will deconstruct
you will deconstruct
he/she/it will deconstruct
we will deconstruct
you will deconstruct
they will deconstruct
Future Perfect
I will have deconstructed
you will have deconstructed
he/she/it will have deconstructed
we will have deconstructed
you will have deconstructed
they will have deconstructed
Future Continuous
I will be deconstructing
you will be deconstructing
he/she/it will be deconstructing
we will be deconstructing
you will be deconstructing
they will be deconstructing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deconstructing
you have been deconstructing
he/she/it has been deconstructing
we have been deconstructing
you have been deconstructing
they have been deconstructing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deconstructing
you will have been deconstructing
he/she/it will have been deconstructing
we will have been deconstructing
you will have been deconstructing
they will have been deconstructing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deconstructing
you had been deconstructing
he/she/it had been deconstructing
we had been deconstructing
you had been deconstructing
they had been deconstructing
Conditional
I would deconstruct
you would deconstruct
he/she/it would deconstruct
we would deconstruct
you would deconstruct
they would deconstruct
Past Conditional
I would have deconstructed
you would have deconstructed
he/she/it would have deconstructed
we would have deconstructed
you would have deconstructed
they would have deconstructed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deconstruct - interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to
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Translations

deconstruct

[ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt] VTdeconstruir
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deconstruct

[ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt] vt [+ text, idea] → déconstruire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

deconstruct

vt (esp Liter) → dekonstruieren
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