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megastructure

[ meg-uh-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌstrʌk tʃər /
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noun

a very large, usually high-rise building or a complex of such buildings used for many purposes, as for apartments, offices, stores, theaters, and athletic facilities.
a very large, complex organization.

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Origin of megastructure

First recorded in 1960–65; mega- + structure
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