Substruction meaning

sŭb-strŭkshən
A foundation; a substructure.
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(architecture) Underbuilding; the foundation, or any preliminary structure intended to raise the lower floor or basement of a building above the natural level of the ground.

It is a magnificent strong building, with a substruction very remarkable. "” Evelyn.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of substruction

  • Latin substrūctiō substrūctiōn- from substrūctus past participle of substruere to build beneath sub- sub- struere to build, pile up ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin substructio, from substruere, substructum, to build beneath; sub under + struere to build.

    From Wiktionary