Definition of "structure" []

  • Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way: hierarchical social structure. (noun)
  • The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup: triangular in structure. (noun)
  • The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity: political structure; plot structure. (noun)
  • Something constructed, such as a building. (noun)
  • Biology The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism. (noun)
  • A complex construction or entity (noun)

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  • The arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building (noun)
  • The manner of construction or organization (noun)
  • Morphology; form (noun)
  • The arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compound (noun)
  • The way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc, is made up of its component parts (noun)
  • The act of constructing (noun)
  • To impart a structure to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "structure" in a sentence
  • "If a structure includes elements of more than three angles, it is called an “imperfect structure”."
  • "It will help in understanding both the structure and the working of the nervous system to keep in mind that it contains _but one fundamental unit of structure_."
  • "This was achieved by setting the key policy rate that then affected the term structure of interest rates and asset prices, and then to aggregate demand."