Tuesday, December 26, 2006
bricolage noun [bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-] Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
Definitions for bricolage
- Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
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Citations for bricolage
The Internet is a global bricolage, lashing together unthinkable complexities of miscellaneous computers with temporary lengths of phone line and fiber optic, bits of Ethernet cable and strings of code.
Cooking with leftovers was bricolage--a dialogue between the cook and the available materials.
Origin of bricolage
Bricolage comes from the French, from bricole, "trifle; small job."