Structure

Definition of Structure

Struc´ture
n.1.The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
His son builds on, and never is content
Till the last farthing is in structure spent.
- J. Dryden, Jr.
2.Manner of building; form; make; construction.
Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.
- Woodward.
3.Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.
It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.
- Dana.
4.(Biol.) Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.
5.That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
There stands a structure of majestic frame.
- Pope.
Columnar structure
See under Columnar.

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