- Structure is a constructed building or a specific arrangement of things or people, especially things that have multiple parts.
- An example of structure is a newly built home.
- An example of structure is the arrangement of DNA elements.
- Structure means to purposefully arrange something in a specific way.
An example of structure is when you arrange furniture deliberately so that everyone sits facing each other.
- manner of building, constructing, or organizing
- something built or constructed, as a building or dam
- the arrangement or interrelation of all the parts of a whole; manner of organization or construction: the structure of the atom, the structure of society
- something composed of interrelated parts forming an organism or an organization
Origin of structureMiddle English from Classical Latin structura from structus, past participle of struere, to heap together, arrange: see strew
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way: hierarchical social structure.
- The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup: triangular in structure.
- The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity: political structure; plot structure.
- Something constructed, such as a building.
- Biology a. The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.b. An organ or other part of an organism.
transitive verbstruc·tured, struc·tur·ing, struc·tures
Origin of structureMiddle English the process of building from Latin strūctūra from strūctus past participle of struere to construct ; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.
- The birds had built an amazing structure out of sticks and various discarded items.
- 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.
- (fishing, uncountable) 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.
(third-person singular simple present structures, present participle structuring, simple past and past participle structured)
- 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.