A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.
‘The birds had built an amazing structure out of sticks and various discarded items.’;
Misspelling of structure.
The underlying shape of a solid.
‘He studied the structure of her face.’;
The overall form or organization of something.
‘The structure of a sentence.’; ‘The structure of the society was still a mystery.’;
A set of rules defining behaviour.
‘For some, the structure of school life was oppressive.’;
(computing) Several pieces of data treated as a unit.
‘This structure contains both date and timezone information.’;
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.’;
A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook.
‘The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.’;
(logic) A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations.
(transitive) To give structure to; to arrange.
‘I'm trying to structure my time better so I'm not always late.’; ‘I've structured the deal to limit the amount of money we can lose.’;
The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
‘His son builds on, and never is contentTill the last farthing is in structure spent.’;
Manner of building; form; make; construction.
‘Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.’;
Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.
‘It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.’;
Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.
That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
‘There stands a structure of majestic frame.’;
a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity;
‘the structure consisted of a series of arches’; ‘she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons’;
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 structure;
‘he has good bone structure’;
the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships;
‘the social organization of England and America is very different’; ‘sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family’;
give a structure to;
‘I need to structure my days’;
the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex
‘the two sentences have equivalent structures’; ‘the company's weakness is the inflexibility of its management structure’;
the quality of being organized
‘we shall use three headings to give some structure to the discussion’;
a building or other object constructed from several parts
‘the station is a magnificent structure and should not be demolished’;
construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to
‘services must be structured so as to avoid pitfalls’;
A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized. Material structures include man-made objects such as buildings and machines and natural objects such as biological organisms, minerals and chemicals.