[ struhk-cherd ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃərd /


having and manifesting a clearly defined structure or organization.

Nearby words

  1. structuralism,
  2. structuralist,
  3. structuralize,
  4. structurally,
  5. structure,
  6. structured programming,
  7. structureless,
  8. strudel,
  9. struggle,
  10. struggle bus

Origin of structured

First recorded in 1870–75; structure + -ed3

Related formsnon·struc·tured, adjective


[ struhk-cher ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃər /


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.

Origin of structure

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

Related formsde·struc·ture, verb (used with object), de·struc·tured, de·struc·tur··ter·struc·ture, nounnon·struc·ture, nounpre·struc·ture, verb (used with object), pre·struc·tured, pre·struc·tur·ing.

Synonym study

2. See building. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for structured


/ (ˈstrʌktʃəd) /


having a distinct physical shape or form, often provided by an internal structure
planned in broad outline; organizedstructured play for preschoolers
having a definite predetermined pattern; rigidstructured hierarchy


/ (ˈstrʌktʃə) /



(tr) to impart a structure to

Word Origin for structure

C15: from Latin structūra, from struere to build

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Word Origin and History for structured
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for structured


[ strŭkchər ]


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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