[struhk-cher-uh l]



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

Nearby words

  1. strozzi,
  2. strozzi, bernardo,
  3. struck,
  4. struck jury,
  5. struck measure,
  6. structural anthropology,
  7. structural formula,
  8. structural functionalism,
  9. structural gene,
  10. structural geology

Origin of structural

First recorded in 1825–35; structure + -al1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for structural

British Dictionary definitions for structural



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



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

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