Definitions of structure

  1. the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; " the social organization of England and America is very different"; " sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
  2. give a structure to; " I need to structure my days"
  3. the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; " artists must study the structure of the human body"; " the structure of the benzene molecule"
  4. the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; " his lectures have no structure"
  5. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; " the structure consisted of a series of arches"; " she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
  6. a particular complex anatomical structure; " he has good bone structure"
  7. The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
  8. Manner of building; form; make; construction.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
  12. Structural.
  13. That which is built, as a bridge or building; construction; manner or form of building; arrangement of parts in a vegetable or animal substance; the special way in which a thing is put together; as, sentence structure.
  14. 1. The arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part. 2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
  15. Texture of an organ; also the organ itself.
  16. Manner of building: construction: a building, esp. one of large size: arrangement of parts or of particles in a substance: manner of organization.
  17. Construction; arrangement of parts; a building.
  18. That which is constructed, as a building or machine.
  19. Manner of construction or organization.
  20. Manner of building; form; make; construction; a building of any kind, but chiefly one of some size or magnificence; an edifice; the arrangement of the elements or parts of anything; texture; manner of organization of animals, vegetables, & c.
  21. Manner of building; make; form; manner of organisation; a building of any kind; an edifice; that form or condition in which the component parts of minerals or rock- masses are arranged, as in a granite quarry we find the rock arranged in large tabular or square- like masses- texture referring to the manner in which the component particles are internally arranged, as we find a piece of granite hard, close- grained, and crystalline.

Quotes of structure

  1. The UN structure is one -sided, stacked against the world of Islam. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  2. You make sure that there's a structure that's interesting for them to play on top of, then do temp versions and try it on the film. By the time the players come to the recording session, I've found what works. So I'm not wasting their time. – Mike Figgis
  3. The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them. – Asa Gray
  4. A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions, but also for the maintenance of its structure – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  5. But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure or of the liberation of latent heat. – Hermann von Helmholtz
  6. It's not just the war itself. It's what you do after the war and what structure you put in place and how you make that structure work. – John Hewson
  7. Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information. – Abbie Hoffman
  8. The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i. e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning. – Roman Jakobson
  9. People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science. – John Polkinghorne
  10. The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason. – Herbert Read
  11. Structure is one of the things that I always hope will reveal itself to me. – Richard Russo
  12. No important national language, at least in the Occidental world, has complete regularity of grammatical structure nor is there a single logical category which is adequately and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism. – Edward Sapir
  13. I work with structure but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes- where a woman's personality and sense of style are realized. – Vera Wang
  14. I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered. – Marguerite Young

Usage examples for structure

  1. They frequently raise a structure of fiction on a slight basis of fact or on no basis at all. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  2. At its foot, in front of a large structure the Pombo's gaudy tent had been pitched. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  3. It can well be called a distinctive summer structure for with the sun streaming through its mass of vines, it shadows the walks from May until late October. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  4. When we come to Bleak House, we come to a change in artistic structure – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  5. It was the basis upon which the impeachment super- structure had been erected. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  6. Not that they are all alike in structure – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  7. On the outside, this building was a substantial log structure within, it was divided into the Sheriff's office and sleeping room, the " bull pen," and a single narrow cell, in which Wade guessed that Santry would be locked. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  8. " Gentlemen," he said in summary, " we have a grave responsibility not only to the E structure but to all mankind as well. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  9. It is too late to interfere with the structure of the hall. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. It's the only place in London where the structure of society is anything like Paris. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  11. But both are ruining the most glorious political structure that the world ever saw. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  12. Under the influence of this idea, and of the cult based upon it, were developed the early organization of the family, the laws regarding property and succession, the whole structure in short, of ancient society,- whether in the Western or the Eastern world. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  13. It would have been strange if I had not made a great many improvements over the Ohio structure in preparing plans for the one to be erected in Tennessee. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  14. Therefore the contempt for agriculture is not a problem of education or attitude, but decidedly one of social structure – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  15. The Whigs of Richmond had built, on Fourteenth and Franklin Streets, a large wooden structure capable of seating a crowd- that party had a large majority in the city- and held frequent meetings therein. – Life Gleanings by T. J. Macon
  16. Erected in it, and evidently a new structure was a large wooden scaffold in square tower shape with a long overhanging arm and a platform on the extremity. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  17. One advantage the bird surely has, and that is, owing to the form, structure and position of the eye, it has a much larger field of vision,- indeed, can probably see in nearly every direction at the same instant, behind as well as before. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  18. It has been suggested that the tomb is not part of the original structure but was added later. – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  19. 1. Forms and Structure – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  20. At that figure we shall have a substantial reduction of unemployment; and the Federal Revenues will be sufficient to balance the current level of cash expenditures on the basis of the existing tax structure – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

Rhymes for structure

  • restructure;
  • infrastructure;