Origin of substructure
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Examples from the Web for substructure
Nothing is stable without a substructure of sagacious purpose.Kophetua the Thirteenth
Dome and towers are planted upon a substructure no less admirable.Zion National Park
And as to the science of the game, with its substructure of nerve, he possessed it in excelsis.Bulldog Carney
W. A. Fraser
Surely there must be unification of the superstructure as well as of the substructure.Spencer's Philosophy of Science
C. Lloyd Morgan
In a bridge there may be distinguished the superstructure and the substructure.
- a structure, pattern, etc, that forms the basis of anything
- a structure forming a foundation or framework for a building or other construction
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Word Origin and History for substructure
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A tissue or structure wholly or partly beneath the surface.
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