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substruction

[ suhb-struhk-shuhn ]
/ sʌbˈstrʌk ʃən /
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noun

a foundation or substructure.

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Origin of substruction

1615–25; <Latin substructiōn- (stem of substructiō) foundation, equivalent to substruct(us), past participle of substruere to lay a foundation (sub-sub- + struc-, variant stem of struere to arrange, put in order + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion
sub·struc·tion·al, adjective
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