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English definition of “structural”


adjective (BUILDING)    /ˈstrʌk.tʃər.əl/ US  /-tʃɚ-/
relating to the structure of a building or similar object: Hundreds of houses in the typhoon's path suffered structural damage.Buildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafes structurally     /-i/ adverb Few buildings were left structurally safe after the earthquake.Buildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesFrames and structures
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