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structure

noun uk   /ˈstrʌk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/

structure noun (ARRANGEMENT)

B2 [C or U] the way in which the parts of a system or object are arranged or organized, or a system arranged in this way: the grammatical structure of a sentence The structure of this protein is particularly complex. They have a very old-fashioned management structure. Some people like the sense of structure that a military lifestyle imposes.

structure noun (BUILDING)

C2 [C] something that has been made or built from parts, especially a large building: The proposed new office tower is a steel and glass structure 43 storeys high.

structure noun (BODY PART)

[C] specialized medical an organ in the body, or part of an organ, that does a particular job

structure

verb [T] uk   /ˈstrʌk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
C2 to plan, organize, or arrange the parts of something: We must carefully structure and rehearse each scene. a well-structured argument
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