Definition of Structure

1. Noun. A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts. "She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"




2. Verb. Give a structure to. "I need to structure my days"
Specialized synonyms: Reconstitute, Restructure
Generic synonyms: Coordinate, Organise, Organize

3. Noun. The manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts. "The structure of the benzene molecule"

4. Noun. The complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations. "His lectures have no structure"

5. Noun. A particular complex anatomical part of a living thing. "He has good bone structure"

6. Noun. The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships. "Sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

Definition of Structure

1. n. The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.

Definition of Structure

1. Noun. A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts. ¹

2. Noun. The underlying shape of a solid. ¹

3. Noun. The overall form or organization of something. ¹

4. Noun. A set of rules defining behaviour. ¹

5. Noun. (context: computing) Several pieces of data treated as a unit. ¹

6. Noun. (context: fishing uncountable) Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish ¹

7. Noun. A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook. ¹

8. Noun. (context: logic) A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To give structure to; to arrange. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Structure

1. [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Structure

structuralism
structuralisms
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structuralistic
structuralistically
structuralists
structurality
structuralizable
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structuralized
structuralizes
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structurally
structuration
structurations
structure (current term)
structured
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structuredness
structureless
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structurist
structurists
structurization
structurize
strude

Literary usage of Structure

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A modification of stomata are the so-called water-pores, exhibiting a like structure, but somewhat larger than these and unable to open or close themselves. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"However, if II is the structure in solution, it is a little difficult to see why ... It seems as likely that the instantaneous structure of the molecule in ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
"In one it was said " The question of the relation of structure to function is the great biologic problem," the speaker stating that " function determines ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"Twelve-foot opening; three 6 x IC-in. hemlock stringers, on timber bents with batter posts; opening on tangent: structure in fair condition. 12. ..."

5. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"A structure is a part, or an assemblage of parts, constructed to support certain ... A member or piece of a structure is a single unit of the structure, ..."

6. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"structure of cerebrum as indicating way in which impulses are organized. No clearer evidence of the function of the cerebrum can be found than that which is ..."

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