Definition of "structural" []

  • Of, relating to, having, or characterized by structure: structural simplicity. (adjective)
  • Affecting structure: structural damage. (adjective)
  • Used in or necessary to building: structural beams. (adjective)
  • Concerned with or resulting from political or especially economic structure. (adjective)
  • Geology Of or relating to the structure of rocks and other aspects of the earth's crust. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or having structure or a structure (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or forming part of the structure of a building (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the structure and deformation of rocks and other features of the earth's crust (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the structure of organisms; morphological (adjective)
  • Of, concerned with, caused by, or involving the arrangement of atoms in molecules (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "structural" in a sentence
  • "We certainly haven't had any indication of that and again this is a relatively modest level of financing at the subsidiary so the term structural subordination has not really been mentioned to us and we feel relatively comfortable at this level."
  • "But Mr. Gaspar said he believes that the austerity plan will lead to economic growth, by breeding what he calls a "structural transformation" of the economy—changes to labor market and judicial system rules, as well as an ambitious privatization effort."
  • "With Zawahri now on top, Leah Farrall, a former Australian senior counter terrorism intelligence analyst and author of the All Things Counter Terrorism blog, said it is unlikely there will be any short term structural changes for al-Qaida."