Structures



noun
1.
mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents:
a pyramidal structure.
2.
something built or constructed, as a building, bridge, or dam.
3.
a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part:
the structure of modern science.
4.
anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organization.
5.
the relationship or organization of the component parts of a work of art or literature:
the structure of a poem.
6.
Biology. mode of organization; construction and arrangement of tissues, parts, or organs.
7.
Geology.

the attitude of a bed or stratum or of beds or strata of sedimentary rocks, as indicated by the dip and strike.
the coarser composition of a rock, as contrasted with its texture.

8.
Chemistry. the manner in which atoms in a molecule are joined to each other, especially in organic chemistry where molecular arrangement is represented by a diagram or model.
9.
Sociology.

the system or complex of beliefs held by members of a social group.
the system of relations between the constituent groups of a society.
the relationship between or the interrelated arrangement of the social institutions of a society or culture, as of mores, marriage customs, or family.
the pattern of relationships, as of status or friendship, existing among the members of a group or society.

10.
the pattern of organization of a language as a whole or of arrangements of linguistic units, as phonemes, morphemes or tagmemes, within larger units.
verb (used with object), structured, structuring.
11.
to give a structure, organization, or arrangement to; construct or build a systematic framework for:
to structure a curriculum so well that a novice teacher can use it.
noun
1.
a complex construction or entity
2.
the arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building
3.
the manner of construction or organization: the structure of society
4.
(biology) morphology; form
5.
(chem) the arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compound: the structure of benzene
6.
(geology) the way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc, is made up of its component parts
7.
(rare) the act of constructing
verb
8.
(transitive) to impart a structure to

structure struc·ture (strŭk’chər)
n.

The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.

A tissue, an organ, or other formation made up of different but related parts.

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