structure

[struhk-cher]
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noun

verb (used with object), struc·tured, struc·tur·ing.

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.

Origin of structure

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin structūra, equivalent to struct(us) (past participle of struere to put together) + -ūra -ure
Related formsde·struc·ture, verb (used with object), de·struc·tured, de·struc·tur·ing.in·ter·struc·ture, nounnon·struc·ture, nounpre·struc·ture, verb (used with object), pre·struc·tured, pre·struc·tur·ing.

Synonyms for structure

Synonym study

2. See building.
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British Dictionary definitions for interstructure

structure

noun

a complex construction or entity
the arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building
the manner of construction or organizationthe structure of society
biology morphology; form
chem the arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compoundthe structure of benzene
geology the way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc, is made up of its component parts
rare the act of constructing

verb

(tr) to impart a structure to

Word Origin for structure

C15: from Latin structūra, from struere to build
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Word Origin and History for interstructure

structure

n.

mid-15c., "action or process of building or construction," from Latin structura "a fitting together, adjustment, building," from structus, past participle of struere "to pile, build, assemble," related to strues "heap," from PIE *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (cf. Sanskrit strnoti "strews, throws down;" Avestan star- "to spread out, stretch out;" Greek stronymi "strew," stroma "bedding, mattress," sternon "breast, breastbone;" Latin sternere "to stretch, extend;" Old Church Slavonic stira, streti "spread," strama "district;" Russian stroji "order;" Gothic straujan, Old High German strouwen, Old English streowian "to sprinkle, strew;" Old English streon "strain," streaw "straw, that which is scattered;" Old High German stirna "forehead," strala "arrow, lightning bolt;" Old Irish fo-sernaim "spread out," srath "a wide river valley;" Welsh srat "plain"). Meaning "that which is constructed, a building or edifice" is from 1610s.

structure

v.

"put together systematically," by 1855, from structure (n.). Related: Structured; structuring. Structured "organized so as to produce results" is from 1959.

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interstructure in Medicine

structure

[strŭkchər]

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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