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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)

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.

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."