deconstruct deconstruct  /ˌdi kən ˈstrəkt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing

Usage(s):

  1. Their goal: to deconstruct traditional church culture yet remain true to Scripture.
  2. They analyze it, explain it, deconstruct it, and by the time they're done, you wish they had stuck to talking about Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics.
  3. Ponnudorai's style is to deconstruct a hackneyed standard, reassemble the parts in startlingly creative ways, and then perform it with a passion that nobody has previously dared.

News

  • VIDEO: Well That's ONE Way To Demo A Pool

    Man, those Canadians sure are inventive. Rather than deconstruct one home's above-ground swimming pool the normal way, a collection of those folks from up north decided they had a better alternative. Use a Jeep Cherokee.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Auto Spies

Quotes

  1. "That dilemma -- that central paradox -- is triggered by The Joker and spread to the others, so they're all thinking, 'How far can you go to achieve good?' The Joker's ability to deconstruct their ethical and moral systems, is in a way to expose the...
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Christopher Nolan Source: KSBW

  2. "It took about 30 years for this terrorism to develop," Giuliani said Monday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America" as he stood at the site. "It's going to take more than five years to deconstruct them."
    on Sep 11, 2006 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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