- of, having, associated with, or characterized by structure: structural complexity
- used in or suitable for construction, as of buildings: structural steel
- of, or in accordance with, structural linguistics
- Geol. of or related to the structure of the earth's crust and the changes produced in it by movement; geotectonic
- An example of structural is a Lego building set; a structural toy.
- An example of structural a two by four piece of redwood; structural redwood.
The definition of structural is something arranged in a specific way, or something that is strong enough for construction use.
- a. Of, relating to, having, or characterized by structure: structural simplicity.b. Affecting structure: structural damage.
- Used in or necessary to building: structural beams.
- Concerned with or resulting from political or especially economic structure.
- Geology Of or relating to the structure of rocks and other aspects of the earth's crust.
- Biology Of or relating to organic structure; morphological.
- Relating to or concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study, such as linguistics or the behavioral sciences.
A part of a structure that bears a weight, or the structural piece used for such a part.
(comparative more structural, superlative most structural)
19th century; structure +"Ž -al
- There is much to be said in favour of the view entertained by some entomologists that the structural and developmental characteristics of may-flies are sufficiently peculiar to warrant the formation for them of a special order of insects, for which the names Agnatha, Plectoptera and Ephemeroptera have been proposed.
- Whilst the chances are in favour of some one homoplastic coincidence or structural agreement occurring between some member or other of a large group a and some member or other of a large group b, the matter is very different 2 a o FIG.
- Oh, and they change color if they detect structural weakness in the material to which they are affixed.
- The simplicity and smallness of the Mithraic temples are to be accounted for by structural and financial reasons; an underground temple was difficult to construct on a large scale, and the worshippers of Mithras were usually from the humbler classes.
- But the dean and chapter objected to the absence of a structural choir, nave and aisles, and wished to follow the medieval cathedral arrangement.