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Structure

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struc=ture

CIDE DICTIONARY

Structuren. [L. structura, from struere, structum, to arrange, build, construct; perhaps akin to E. strew: cf. F. structure. Cf. Construe, Destroy, Instrument, Obstruct.].
  •  The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.  [1913 Webster]
    "His son builds on, and never is content
    Till the last farthing is in structure spent.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Manner of building; form; make; construction.  [1913 Webster]
    "Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.  [1913 Webster]
    "There stands a structure of majestic frame."  [1913 Webster]
Columnar structure. See under Columnar.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Structure, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a whole constructed unit, esp. a building. b the way in which a building etc. is constructed (has a flimsy structure).
2 a set of interconnecting parts of any complex thing; a framework (the structure of a sentence; a new wages structure).
--v.tr. give structure to; organize; frame.

Derivative
structured adj. (also in comb.). structureless adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF structure or L structura f. struere struct- build

THESAURUS

Structure

Dymaxion house, IC analysis, Platonic form, Platonic idea, White House, action, adobe house, aesthetic form, anagnorisis, anatomy, angle, appositive, archetype, architectonics, architecture, argument, arrange, arrangement, array, art form, assemblage, assemble, assembly, atmosphere, attribute, attributive, background, build, build up, building, buildup, casa, cast, catastrophe, character, characterization, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness, cliff dwelling, coherence, color, combination, combine, complement, complex, complication, compose, composition, compound, concord, configuration, conformation, connectedness, consist of, consistency, constitute, constitution, construct, construction, construction modifier, consulate, continuity, contrivance, cool off, country house, country seat, crystallinity, cut, cutting, dacha, deanery, deep structure, definition, denouement, deploy, deployment, design, development, device, direct object, directness, disposal, dispose, disposition, distinctness, dwelling house, edifice, embassy, embodiment, embody, enter into, episode, erection, establishment, explicitness, fable, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, falling action, farm, farmhouse, fashion, fashioning, feel, figuration, figure, filler, finish, form, form-function unit, format, formation, frame, framework, function, genre, getup, gimmick, go into, grade, grain, granular texture, hall, harmonize, harmony, hierarchize, house, houseboat, immediate constituent analysis, impression, incident, incorporate, incorporation, indentation, indirect object, inner form, join, junction, knub, lake dwelling, lay out, layout, levels, limpidity, line, line up, lineup, living machine, local color, lodge, lucidity, make, make up, makeup, manor house, manse, marshal, marshaling, matrix, merge in, methodize, mix, mixture, modality, mode, model, modifier, mold, mood, morphology, motif, movement, mythos, nap, nature, network, normalize, nub, object, order, organization, organize, pacify, packaged house, parsonage, pattern, peace, pellucidity, penthouse, peripeteia, perspicuity, phrase structure, piece together, piecing together, pile, pit, plain English, plain speech, plain style, plainness, plan, plot, pock, predicate, prefab, prefabricated house, prefabrication, presidential palace, proportion, prototype, protuberance, put together, putting together, pyramid, qualifier, quiet, quietude, ranch house, rank, ranks, recognition, rectory, regularity, regularize, regulate, rising action, roof, routine, routinize, scheme, secondary plot, set, set up, setup, shag, shallow structure, shape, shaping, significant form, simplicity, skeleton, skyscraper, slant, slot, slot and filler, sod house, split-level, stamp, standardize, story, straightforwardness, strata, structuring, style, subject, subplot, superstructure, surface, surface structure, surface texture, switch, symmetry, syneresis, syntactic analysis, syntactic structure, syntactics, syntax, synthesis, synthesize, system, systematize, tagmeme, texture, thematic development, theme, tone, topic, tower, town house, tranquilize, tranquillity, transparency, transpicuity, turn, twist, type, unadorned style, unambiguousness, underlying structure, unequivocalness, uniformity, unite in, unmistakableness, vicarage, wale, weave, woof, word arrangement, word order

ROGET THESAURUS

Structure

Production

N production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture, building, architecture, erection, edification, coinage, diaster, organization, nisus formativus, putting together, establishment, workmanship, performance, achievement, flowering, fructification, inflorescence, bringing forth, parturition, birth, birth-throe, childbirth, delivery, confinement, accouchement, travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics, geniture, gestation, assimilation, evolution, development, growth, entelechy, fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy, genesis, generation, epigenesis, procreation, progeneration, propagation, fecundation, impregnation, albumen, spontaneous generation, archegenesis, archebiosis, biogenesis, abiogenesis, digenesis, dysmerogenesis, eumerogenesis, heterogenesis, oogenesis, merogenesis, metogenesis, monogenesis, parthenogenesis, homogenesis, xenogenesis, authorship, publication, works, opus, oeuvre, biogeny, dissogeny, xenogeny, tocogony, vacuolization, edifice, building, structure, fabric, erection, pile, tower, flower, fruit, produced, producing, productive of, prolific, creative, formative, genetic, genial, genital, pregnant, enceinte, big with, fraught with, in the family way, teeming, parturient, in the straw, brought to bed of, puerperal, puerperous, digenetic, heterogenetic, oogenetic, xenogenetic, ectogenous, gamic, haematobious, sporogenous, sporophorous, architectonic, ex nihilo nihil, fiat lux, materiam superabat opus, nemo dat quod non habet.

Form

N form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration, make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib, stamp, type, cast, mold, fashion, contour, structure, plasmature, feature, lineament, turn, phase, posture, attitude, pose, morphism, isomorphism, forming, formation, figuration, efformation, sculpture, plasmation, formed, plastic, fictile, formative, fluid, plasmic, isomorphous, pleomorphic, protean, changeable.

Organization

N organization, organized world, organized nature, living nature, animated nature, living beings, organic remains, fossils, protoplasm, cytoplasm, protein, albumen, structure, organization, organism, biology, natural history, organic chemistry, anatomy, physiology, zoology, botany, microbiology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, naturalist, archegenesis, antherozoid, bioplasm, biotaxy, chromosome, dysmeromorph, ecology, oecology, erythroblast, gametangium, gamete, germinal matter, invagination, isogamy, oogamy, karyaster, macrogamete, microgamete, metabolism, anabolism, catabolism, metaplasm, ontogeny, ovary, ovum, oxidation, phylogeny, polymorphism, protozoa, spermary, spermatozoon, trophoplasm, vacuole, vertebration, zoogloea, zygote, Darwinism, neo-Darwinism, Lamarkism, neoLamarkism, Weismannism, morphology, taxonomy, organic, organized, karyoplasmic, unsegmentic, vacuolar, zoogloeic, zoogloeoid.


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