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structure

[ struhk-cher ]SEE DEFINITION OF structure
  • nounmakeup, form
  • nounbuilding

Synonyms for structure

  • architecture
  • arrangement
  • complex
  • construction
  • design
  • format
  • formation
  • framework
  • network
  • organization
  • system
  • anatomy
  • build
  • configuration
  • conformation
  • fabric
  • fabrication
  • frame
  • interrelation
  • make
  • morphology
  • order
  • skeleton
  • texture
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Antonyms for structure

  • disorganization
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRUCTURE

Like a huge sloth he drew himself to the roof of the structure.

I could push the wagon about with one hand, so light was its structure.

Thence it was an easy task to get on top of the structure in which the dance was being held.

Our first object must be to study the structure of the animal.

He tried to frighten the ladies by telling them the structure was shaking.

On the side facing the highway the structure was more solid.

This is one of the neatest plants of this structure in our woods.

Some imitate coral in structure and some seem to be a mass of spines.

The structure of taxation should be harmonious and symmetrical.

The difference is one in the structure of the atomic elements.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "action or process of building or construction," from Latin structura "a fitting together, adjustment, building," from structus, past participle of struere "to pile, build, assemble," related to strues "heap," from PIE *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (cf. Sanskrit strnoti "strews, throws down;" Avestan star- "to spread out, stretch out;" Greek stronymi "strew," stroma "bedding, mattress," sternon "breast, breastbone;" Latin sternere "to stretch, extend;" Old Church Slavonic stira, streti "spread," strama "district;" Russian stroji "order;" Gothic straujan, Old High German strouwen, Old English streowian "to sprinkle, strew;" Old English streon "strain," streaw "straw, that which is scattered;" Old High German stirna "forehead," strala "arrow, lightning bolt;" Old Irish fo-sernaim "spread out," srath "a wide river valley;" Welsh srat "plain"). Meaning "that which is constructed, a building or edifice" is from 1610s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STRUCTURE

apparatus

nounorganization or system
  • bureaucracy
  • chain of command
  • hierarchy
  • network
  • setup
  • structure
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