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structuralism

noun [U] uk   /ˈstrʌk.tʃər.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-tʃɚ-/ specialized
a system of ideas used in the study of language, literature, art, anthropology, and sociology, which emphasizes the importance of the basic structures and relationships of that particular subjectLiterary criticismArt history and artistic movements
structuralist
adjective, noun [C] uk   /-ɪst/ us  
(Definition of structuralism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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