any theory that embodies principles.
an approach to anthropology and other social sciences and to literature that interprets and analyses its material in terms of oppositions, contrasts, and hierarchical structures, esp as they might reflect universal mental characteristics or organizing principles Compare functionalism
an approach to linguistics that analyses and describes the structure of language, as distinguished from its comparative and historical aspects
1907, originally in psychology; see structural + -ism.
any theory that embodies principles. . . . Contemporary Examples According to François Dosse, the author of a monumental History of structuralism, 1966 marked the high tide of this new paradigm. Derrida’s ‘Of Grammatology’ and the Birth of Deconstruction Benoît Peeters December 20, 2012 noun an approach to anthropology and other social sciences and to […]
a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil: a student at Yale. any person who , investigates, or examines thoughtfully: a student of human nature. Contemporary Examples “A little civil disobedience never hurt anybody,” he joked as I introduced him to the student leaders of the trip. Howard […]
a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style. a mode of living, as with respect […]
a vessel that can be submerged and navigated under water, usually built for warfare and armed with torpedoes or guided missiles. something situated or living under the surface of the sea, as a plant or animal. Chiefly Northeastern and North Midland U.S. a hero sandwich. situated, occurring, operating, or living under the surface of the […]