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Noun: structuralism  'strúk-chu-ru,li-zum
  1. Linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse
    - structural linguistics
  2. An anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena
    - structural anthropology
  3. A sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals
    - structural sociology

Derived forms: structuralisms

Type of: linguistics, theory

Part of: anthropology, sociology

Encyclopedia: Structuralism