structure


structure
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noun
ADJECTIVE
basic, simple
complex, elaborate
coherent, logical
rigid, stable
flimsy

The flimsy structure of the vehicle could not withstand even mild impacts.

formal
internal, underlying
overall

The overall structure of the book is divided into three components.

solid, three-dimensional
concrete, steel, wooden, etc.
anatomical, body, bone, skeletal, skeleton
atomic, cell, cellular, chemical, genetic, molecular
grammatical, language, linguistic, sentence, syntactic
narrative
administrative, bureaucratic, command, committee, control, corporate, governance, hierarchical, institutional, management, organizational, power, etc.

the US military command structure

economic, financial, political, social, etc.

the social structure of the town

democratic, federal, etc.
class
family, household
traditional

policies that undermine the traditional family structure

pay, price, salary, tax, wage
career
VERB + STRUCTURE
have
lack

The job lacked a basic career structure.

need
be based on
build, create, develop, devise, establish

to devise a new management structure

form

The cells are stacked up to form a honeycomb structure.

impose
alter, change
STRUCTURE + VERB
be based on sth
PREPOSITION
of a … structure

The cell walls of plants are of a rigid structure.

in a/the structure

There are weaknesses in the structure of the organization.

PHRASES
a change in the structure, a change to the structure

significant changes in the power structure

a lack of structure

The novel suffers from a lack of structure.

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verb
ADVERB
beautifully, carefully, clearly, properly (esp. BrE), well

She had structured her arguments very carefully.

badly
loosely

a loosely structured organization

rigidly, tightly

a tightly structured drama

differently, similarly
formally, hierarchically, logically
PREPOSITION
according to

The organization is structured according to business principles.

around

The teaching is structured around three topics.

as

The nation was structured as a federation of states.

by

Relations between women and men are structured by gender.

into

The company is structured into two divisions.

PHRASES
highly structured

a complex but highly structured procedure

Structure is used with these nouns as the object: ↑deal, ↑idea

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  • structure — 1 *building, edifice, pile 2 Structure, anatomy, framework, skeleton are often used interchangeably. Structure is by far the richest in implications and the widest in its range of application. In general it denotes the formation, arrangement, and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • structure — STRUCTURE. s. f. La maniere dont un edifice est basti. La structure de ce bastiment est agreable. ce Palais est d une structure solide. On dit, La structure du corps humain, pour dire, La maniere dont le corps humain est composé, dont les parties …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • structure — I (composition) noun arrangement, configuration, constitution, design, disposition, essence, fabric, form, formation, layout, make up, organization, pattern, plan, set up, shape, style, substance II (edifice) noun building, establishment,… …   Law dictionary

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