Translation of "superstructure" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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superstructurenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsuː.pəˌstrʌk.tʃər/ us /ˈsuː.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. 新图书馆的地基已经打好,现在已经开始盖建上部结构了。

(of a ship) the part above the main deck


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. 根据马克思主义理论,一个社会的上层建筑包括其法律、社会、文化和政治制度,而这些都是建立在其经济基础之上的。

(Translation of “superstructure” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)