- 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.
verb (used with object), struc·tured, struc·tur·ing.
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for structure
For the substance to be a chemical, and not just a molecule, those atoms must be bound together in a fixed structure and ratio.
Those values don’t mesh with the structure of the classic Mulan story.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
Amazingly, the color of light they absorb or emit can be changed simply by tweaking their chemical structure.How a New Solar and Lighting Technology Could Propel a Renewable Energy Transformation|Sam Stranks|September 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
Either way, structures like Göbekli Tepe reveal a fundamental shift in how people related to the cosmos.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
It was so hot that his vinyl windows melted, but the structure didn’t burn.
New refinements in aluminum made structures both stronger and lighter.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I had started to become disillusioned with the norms of how people put together social structures,” recalls Miller.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.
Wielding a curved knife, a young man navigates past the aging structures and into the forest.
They joined 11 structures that will have to be completely rebuilt—if at all—as Ferguson gets back on its feet.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire|Justin Glawe|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The endless miles of railways, the vast apparatus of the factories, the soaring structures of the cities bear easy witness to it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
As the two fluids mingle, the effect upon various structures may be seen.
Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).
When the sediment is abundant, casts, being light structures, will be found near the top.
I knew this was a city of noble and beautiful structures, but the reality surpasses my expectation.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley