Definition:Structure

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  1. A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.
    The birds had built an amazing structure out of sticks and various discarded items.
  2. The underlying shape of a solid.
    He studied the structure of her face.
  3. The overall form or organization of something.
    The structure of a sentence.
    The structure of the society was still a mystery.
  4. A set of rules defining behavior.
    For some, the structure of school life was oppressive.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) Several pieces of data treated as a unit.
    This structure contains both date and timezone information.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish
    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.
    The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.

Synonyms

  • (cohesive whole built up of distinct parts): formation
  • (underlying shape of a solid): formation
  • (overall form or organization of something): makeup, configuration

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