To deconstruct something is to break it down into its parts, to analyze it. When you deconstruct a theory, you are trying to find out how it works and how it is wrong.

  • The theory was deconstructed by the researcher, who found that it was wrong on many levels.

  • The deconstruction of the building was a disaster.

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Example Sentences for deconstruct

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    They planned to deconstruct the pyramids.

  • 2

    It is not necessary ones'self to deconstruct the theory.

  • 3

    Let's not deconstruct the article prematurely.

  • 4

    The band has been deconstructed.

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    Let me deconstruct the article for you.

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    I deconstructed it in on the talk page in detail.

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    Eno felt that they needed to deconstruct the song.

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    The cabin was painstakingly deconstructed and moved in 1911.

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    The city was literally deconstructed piece by piece.

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    In fact, it is possible here to deconstruct the idea of meaning.