Meaning of STRUCTURE in English

STRUCTURE

(~s, structuring, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The ~ of something is the way in which it is made, built, or organized.

The typical family ~ of Freud’s patients involved two parents and two children...

The chemical ~ of this particular molecule is very unusual.

N-VAR: usu with supp, oft N of n

2.

A ~ is something that consists of parts connected together in an ordered way.

The feet are highly specialised ~s made up of 26 small delicate bones.

N-COUNT: usu with supp

3.

A ~ is something that has been built.

About half of those funds has gone to repair public roads, ~s and bridges...

= building

N-COUNT

4.

If you ~ something, you arrange it in a careful, organized pattern or system.

By structuring the course this way, we’re forced to produce something the companies think is valuable.

VERB: V n

5.

see also report ~

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