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[ struhk-cher ]
/ ĖˆstrŹŒk tŹƒÉ™r /
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Definition of structure

noun
verb (used with object), strucĀ·tured, strucĀ·turĀ·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 1400ā€“50; late Middle English, from Latin structÅ«ra, equivalent to struct(us) (past participle of struere ā€œto put togetherā€) + -Å«ra noun suffix; see -ure

synonym study for structure

2. See building.

OTHER WORDS FROM structure

deĀ·strucĀ·ture, verb (used with object), deĀ·strucĀ·tured, deĀ·strucĀ·turĀ·ing.inĀ·terĀ·strucĀ·ture, nounnonĀ·strucĀ·ture, nounpreĀ·strucĀ·ture, verb (used with object), preĀ·strucĀ·tured, preĀ·strucĀ·turĀ·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for structure

structure
/ (ĖˆstrŹŒktŹƒÉ™) /

noun
verb
(tr) to impart a structure to

Word Origin for structure

C15: from Latin structūra, from struere to build
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