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1. structuralism

noun. linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse.

Synonyms

  • structural linguistics

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • structural (English)

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2. structuralism

noun. an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena.

Synonyms

  • theory
  • anthropology

Antonyms

  • prescriptive linguistics

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • structural (English)

3. structuralism

noun. a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals.

Synonyms

  • sociology
  • structural sociology

Antonyms

  • atomism
  • misconception
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • structural (English)

Example sentences of the word structuralism


1. Noun, singular or mass
As with any teaching methodology, there are some drawbacks to the use of structuralism to teach English.

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