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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)

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 "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."