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structure

EN[ˈstɹʌktʃə(ɹ)] [ˈstɹɐktʃə(ɹ)] [ˈstɹʌktʃɚ]
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WStructure
  • Structure is a fundamental, tangible or intangible notion referring to the recognition, observation, nature, and permanence of patterns and relationships of entities.
  • The description of structure implicitly offers an account of what a system is made of: a configuration of items, a collection of inter-related components or services.
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    Definition of structure in English Dictionary

  • NounPLstructuresSUF-ure
    1. A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.
      1. The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.
    2. The underlying shape of a solid.
      1. He studied the structure of her face.
    3. The overall form or organization of something.
      1. Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
    4. A set of rules defining behaviour.
      1. For some, the structure of school life was oppressive.
    5. (computing)  Several pieces of data treated as a unit.
      1. This structure contains both date and timezone information.
    6. (fishing) NU  Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish.
      1. There's lots of structure to be fished along the west shore of the lake; the impoundment submerged a town there when it was built.
    7. A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook.
      1. The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.
    8. (logic)  A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations.
    9. VerbSGstructuresPRstructuringPT, PPstructured
      1. VT To give structure to; to arrange.
        1. I'm trying to structure my time better so I'm not always late.
        2. I've structured the deal to limit the amount of money we can lose.
    10. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Their trademarked financial structure involved issuing several kinds of zero coupons.
        • Can we make sure that we create a social structure where we remove untouchability?
        • Distress calls structures included multiharmonic shallowly modulated calls (A), calls with sideband modulations (B, C), and some calls with nonlinear phenomena (D).
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Structure of migfilin peptide (blue) bound to the CD face of IgFLNa21 (green) (PDB ID:2W0P) [18 ].
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The rock is strongly tectonized with a finely grained structure.
        • The degree of structural variation of telomeric G4-structures is high, as they are capable of forming tetramolecular, bimolecular, or unimolecular structures.
        • The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          Grammatically, this word "structure" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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