structure

[ struhk-cher ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃər /

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

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin structūra, equivalent to struct(us) (past participle of struere to put together) + -ūra -ure

synonym study for structure

2. See building.

OTHER WORDS FROM structure

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

Word Origin for structure

C15: from Latin structūra, from struere to build
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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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