- of or relating to structure; pertaining or essential to a structure.
- Biology. pertaining to organic structure; morphological.
- Geology. of or relating to geological structure, as of rock or strata.
- Chemistry. pertaining to or showing the arrangement or mode of attachment of the atoms that constitute a molecule of a substance.Compare structural formula.
- resulting from or pertaining to political or economic structure.
- of, relating to, or based on the assumption that the elements of a field of study are naturally arranged in a systematic structure: structural grammar.
- Building Trades.
- a part of a structure that carries a load.
- the structural member used for such a part.
Origin of structural
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Examples from the Web for structural
Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Sadly, the end of the Cold War has given license to structural decay.Stock Market America and the Rest of Us
July 10, 2014
At the structural level, I was impressed with the variety and range of oversight mechanisms in place.Here’s Who Should Watch the Watchmen
Geoffrey R. Stone
April 23, 2014
How do structural brain changes correlate with emotional and behavioral symptoms?Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
April 22, 2014
But what proportion is there between the structural alteration and the functional result?
My information is that you did talk about structural matters.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
By "type" von Baer means the structural plan of the organism.
But they did not conceive the cell as a living, independent, structural unit.
Most important is the comprehension of the structural implications of literacy.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- 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
Word Origin and History for structural
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