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Noun: structure  strúk-chu(r)
  1. A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    "the structure consisted of a series of arches";
    - construction
     
  2. The manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
     
  3. The complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
    "his lectures have no structure"
     
  4. A particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    "he has good bone structure";
    - anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
     
  5. The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"; "the social structure of England and America is very different";
    - social organization, social organisation [Brit], social structure, social system
Verb: structure  strúk-chu(r)
  1. Give a structure to
    "I need to structure my days"

Derived forms: structures, structuring, structured

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], body part, cognition, composition, constitution, coordinate, knowledge, makeup, make-up, noesis, organise [Brit], organize, physical composition, scheme, system

Part of: society

Encyclopedia: Structure, Sign and Play