structure Idioms & Phrases


anatomical structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure
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bodily structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure
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body structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure
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cartilaginous structure

  • noun body structure given shape by cartilage
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class structure

  • noun the organization of classes within a society
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Columnar structure

  • (Geol.), a structure consisting of more or less regular columns, usually six-sided, but sometimes with eight or more sides. The columns are often fractured transversely, with a cup joint, showing a concave surface above. This structure is characteristic of certain igneous rocks, as basalt, and is due to contraction in cooling.
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data structure

  • noun (computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)
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defensive structure

  • noun a structure used to defend against attack
    defense; defence.
    • the artillery battered down the defenses
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fine structure

  • noun the presence of groups of closely spaced spectrum lines observed in the atomic spectrum of certain elements
    • the fine structure results from slightly different energy levels
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Fluidal structure

  • (Geol.), the structure characteristic of certain volcanic rocks in which the arrangement of the minute crystals shows the lines of flow of thew molten material before solidification; also called fluxion structure.
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Fluxional structure

  • (Geol.), fluidal structure.
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hierarchical data structure

  • noun a structure of data having several levels arranged in a treelike structure
    hierarchical data structure.
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hierarchical structure

  • noun a structure of data having several levels arranged in a treelike structure
    hierarchical data structure.
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horny structure

  • noun any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
    unguis.
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megalithic structure

  • noun memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
    megalith.
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muscular structure

  • noun the muscular system of an organism
    musculature; muscle system.
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neural structure

  • noun a structure that is part of the nervous system
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organic structure

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    body; organic structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
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phrase structure

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    phrase structure; syntax.
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physical structure

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    body; organic structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
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plant structure

  • noun any part of a plant or fungus
    plant part.
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power structure

  • noun the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
    hierarchy; pecking order.
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reproductive structure

  • noun the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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sentence structure

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    phrase structure; syntax.
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skeletal structure

  • noun any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
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social structure

  • noun the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
    social organisation; social organization; social system; structure.
    • the social organization of England and America is very different
    • sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family
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sound structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; sound structure; syllable structure.
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supporting structure

  • noun a structure that serves to support something
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syllable structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; sound structure; syllable structure.
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tube-shaped structure

  • noun (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
    tube.
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vascular structure

  • noun a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
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word structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; sound structure; syllable structure.
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Zonal structure

  • (Crystallog.), a structure characterized by the arrangements of color, inclusions, etc., of a crystal in parallel or concentric layers, which usually follow the outline of the crystal, and mark the changes that have taken place during its growth.
Webster 1913