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structure

[ struhk-cher ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃər /
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noun

verb (used with object), struc·tured, struc·tur·ing.

to give a structure, organization, or arrangement to; construct or build a systematic framework for: to structure a curriculum so well that a novice teacher can use it.

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Origin of structure

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin structūra, equivalent to struct(us) (past participle of struere “to put together”) + -ūra noun suffix; see -ure
2. See building.
de·struc·ture, verb (used with object), de·struc·tured, de·struc·tur·ing.in·ter·struc·ture, nounnon·struc·ture, nounpre·struc·ture, verb (used with object), pre·struc·tured, pre·struc·tur·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for structure

structure
/ (ˈstrʌktʃə) /

noun

verb

(tr) to impart a structure to
C15: from Latin structūra, from struere to build
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for structure

structure
[ strŭkchər ]

n.

The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.
A tissue, an organ, or other formation made up of different but related parts.
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