Meaning of STRUCTURAL in English

— structurally , adv.

/struk"cheuhr euhl/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to structure; pertaining or essential to a structure.

2. Biol. pertaining to organic structure; morphological.

3. Geol. of or pertaining to geological structure, as of rock or strata.

4. Chem. pertaining to or showing the arrangement or mode of attachment of the atoms that constitute a molecule of a substance. Cf. structural formula .

5. resulting from or pertaining to political or economic structure.

6. of, pertaining to, or based on the assumption that the elements of a field of study are naturally arranged in a systematic structure: structural grammar.


7. Building Trades.

a. a part of a structure that carries a load.

b. the structural member used for such a part.

[ 1825-35; STRUCTURE + -AL 1 ]

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