- the attitude of a bed or stratum or of beds or strata of sedimentary rocks, as indicated by the dip and strike.
- the coarser composition of a rock, as contrasted with its texture.
Origin of structure
synonym study for structure
OTHER WORDS FROM structurede·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.
Words nearby structure
How to use structure in a sentence
Saltwater needs to be even colder than freshwater to freeze — cold enough that the salt gets pushed out of the water’s crystal structure.
That fixed structure and ratio gives the chemical a specific set of properties.
Drone imagery also picked up signs of two pits, one dug at or near each end of the semicircular structure.Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture|Bruce Bower|September 10, 2020|Science News
Palantir has an unusual power structure, which has raised eyebrows from investors.Palantir CEO to investors: Pick a ‘different company’ if you don’t like us|Verne Kopytoff|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Essentially, you’ve got a part of grammar and you can reuse it in building a larger structure.Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Kevin Berger|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
In front of this strange structure are two blank-faced, well-dressed models showing off the latest in European minimalism.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One blames black Americans as a race; the other, racism as a social structure.
This is not because of bad leaders, or polarized politics, but because of a governing structure that is fatally flawed.
And the chord structure, for those of you who play an instrument, is unexpected and worth checking out.
According to a military spokesperson, Boko Haram had built a “female wing” in its command structure.
But dwelling means a special kind of structure—a building occupied by man—a place to live in.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The building, a mosque-like structure of considerable size, was situated in the midst of a grove of mango trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I had no sooner stepped upon the frail structure when it suddenly and unaccountably gave way in the middle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In ordinary work, however, it is safer to base the distinction upon size than upon structure.
They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.