- /ˈstrʌktʃərəlɪzəm/ (say 'strukchuhruhlizuhm)
1. the theory that there is an underlying structure, usually of paired oppositions, in the anthropology of a society and in all of its cultural productions, such as its myths, literature and art.
2. Linguistics the view of a language as a coherent entity in which each part acquires its value by virtue of its relationships with the other parts in the entity.
3. Architecture a style which emphasises the structural components of a building, especially load-bearing structures such as beams, columns, etc.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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