structural

[struhk-cher-uh l]

adjective

noun

Building Trades.
  1. a part of a structure that carries a load.
  2. the structural member used for such a part.

Origin of structural

First recorded in 1825–35; structure + -al1
Related formsstruc·tur·al·ly, adverbnon·struc·tur·al, adjectivenon·struc·tur·al·ly, adverbun·struc·tur·al, adjectiveun·struc·tur·al·ly, adverb
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structural

adjective

of, relating to, or having structure or a structure
of, relating to, or forming part of the structure of a building
of or relating to the structure and deformation of rocks and other features of the earth's crust
of or relating to the structure of organisms; morphological
chem of, concerned with, caused by, or involving the arrangement of atoms in molecules
Derived Formsstructurally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for structural
adj.

1835, from structure + -al (1). Related: Structurally.

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