Noun: structure strúk-chu(r)
Verb: structure strúk-chu(r)
- A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
"the structure consisted of a series of arches";
- 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"
- The complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
"his lectures have no structure"
- A particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
"he has good bone structure";
- anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
- 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
- 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