Meaning of STRUCTURE in English

STRUCTURE

n. & v.

n. 1 a a whole constructed unit, esp. a building. b the way in which a building etc. is constructed (has a flimsy structure). 2 a set of interconnecting parts of any complex thing; a framework (the structure of a sentence; a new wages structure).

v.tr. give structure to; organize; frame. structured adj. (also in comb.). structureless adj.

[ ME f. OF structure or L structura f. struere struct- build ]

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