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  1. struc·ture
  2. noun


    • 1. construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to:

      the game is structured so that there are five ways to win
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: structure, plural noun: structures

    • v.: verb: structure, 3rd person present: structures, gerund or present participle: structuring, past tense: structured, past participle: structured

    • noun

      the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex:

      the quality of being organized:

    • verb

      construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to:
    • noun

      the hierarchy that encompasses the most powerful people in an organization:

      the people in a power structure:

    • noun

      the characteristic sequence of amino acids forming a protein or polypeptide chain, considered as the most basic element of its structure.

      the parts of an aircraft whose failure would seriously compromise safety.

    • noun

      the composition of an object, substance, or energy phenomenon as viewed on a small scale and in considerable detail.

      the presence of groups of closely spaced lines in spectra corresponding to slightly different energy levels.

    • noun

      the overall three-dimensional structure resulting from folding and covalent cross-linking of a protein or polynucleotide molecule.
    • noun

      (in generative grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying abstract representation:
    • noun

      a structure that has successive branchings or subdivisions.
    • noun

      (in generative grammar) the abstract representation of the syntactic structure of a sentence:
    • noun

      the particular distribution of debt and equity that makes up the finances of a company:
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