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structure

struc·ture

structure

 
 
pronunciation:
struhk chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing consisting of a number of elements joined together in a certain way.
A human cell is a complicated structure.
synonyms:
construction
similar words:
complex
definition 2: the way in which such a thing is joined together.
We're studying the structure of atoms in chemistry class.
synonyms:
composition, configuration, conformation, construction, form, makeup, organization
similar words:
architecture, frame, lay, layout, pattern
definition 3: anything, esp. a building, that has been constructed.
They've finished building the new structure for the playground.
 
synonyms:
construction
similar words:
building
definition 4: the relationship between and among the parts of a relatively complex process or entity.
On our first day at the job, we learned about the structure of the organization.
synonyms:
composition, configuration, conformation
similar words:
architecture, shape
definition 5: a planned way of proceeding that imposes some degree of discipline and places limits on individual choice.
Some children can work independently, but others require more structure so that they can concentrate on their task.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: structured, structures, structuring
definition: to give organization to; arrange.
You structured your essay very logically.
synonyms:
arrange, organize
similar words:
design, engineer, map out, plan, weave
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