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superstructure

noun [C]     /ˈsuː.pəˌstrʌk.tʃər/ US  /-pɚˌstrʌk.tʃɚ/
(of a building ) the part above the ground : The foundations are finished and work has now begun on building the superstructure of the new library .Parts of buildings in general (of a ship ) the part above the main deck Parts of ships and boats the ideas and systems of a society or organization that develop from more basic ideas and systems : According to Marxist theory , a society's superstructure is its legal , social , cultural and political institutions , which are based on its economic systems .Society - general words
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