Meaning of Saussurean

Saus•sur•e•an

Pronunciation: (sō-soor'ē-un, -syoor'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, esp. the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated elements in contrast.
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