- 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 structurally
The masterpiece is huge, but structurally flawed and terribly vulnerable to seismic activity.Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One
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Let Me Be Frank With You is also structurally different from earlier Bascombe novels.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe
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The jet is “redlined” at Mach 2, but structurally it can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.25.Exclusive Pictures of Stealth Jet Raid on Syria
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Ms Zhang said the church had been illegally built and was structurally unsound.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in China's 'Jerusalem'
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The Black PrinceBy Iris Murdoch This is my favourite novel of all time and is structurally extremely (and successfully) ambitious.The Most Unreliable Narrators, From Agatha Christie to Iris Murdoch
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Structurally, said Dr. Boreas of Leamington, structurally you are as sound as a roach.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
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Structurally and visibly, it was a much uglier place than now.Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography
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Structurally, this species is the most advanced of the American weasels.American Weasels
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Such a union or federation can be conceived of, structurally, as a cone.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
Structurally the hulls of these boats were not unlike modern wooden vessels.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space
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- 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 structurally
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