noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1988 an architectural movement or style influenced by deconstruction that encourages radical freedom of form and the open manifestation of complexity in a building rather than strict attention to functional concerns and conventional design elements (as right angles or grids) • deconstructivist adjective or noun, often capitalized

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