structural Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"structural" in British English

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structuraladjective

uk   /ˈstrʌk.tʃər.əl/  us   /-tʃɚ-/

structural adjective (ARRANGEMENT)

C2 relating to the way in which ​parts of a ​system or ​object are ​arranged: The ​politicalreforms have ​led to ​major structural ​changes in the ​economy.
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structural adjective (BUILDING)

relating to the ​structure of a ​building or ​similarobject: Hundreds of ​houses in the typhoon's ​pathsuffered structural damage.
structurally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Few ​buildings were ​left structurally ​safe after the ​earthquake.
(Definition of structural from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"structural" in American English

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structuraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈstrʌk·tʃər·əl/

structural adjective [not gradable] (ARRANGEMENT)

of or ​relating to the ​structure of ​parts in a ​system : Private ​ownership of ​companies was the ​greatest structural ​change that ​occurred in the ​economy.

structural adjective [not gradable] (BUILDING)

of or ​relating to the ​structure of something ​built: Many of the city’s ​buildingssuffered structural ​damage as a ​result of the ​earthquake.
(Definition of structural from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"structural" in Business English

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structuraladjective

uk   us   /ˈstrʌktʃərəl/
relating to the way in which the ​parts of a ​system or ​object are ​arranged: The ​politicalreforms have ​led to ​major structural ​changes in the ​economy.
PROPERTY relating to the ​structure of a ​building or similar ​object: The ​fire caused ​major structural ​damage to the ​property.
structurally
adverb /ˈstrʌktʃərəli/  us /-tʃɚ-/
It is becoming ​clear that the ​economy is structurally ​flawed.
(Definition of structural from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “structural”
in Arabic هَيكَلي, بِنيَوي…
in Korean 구조적인…
in Portuguese estrutural…
in Catalan estructural…
in Japanese 構造上の, 構造的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安排, 结构, 构造…
in Turkish yapısal, yapıya ait…
in Russian структурный, конструкционный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安排, 結構, 構造…
in Italian strutturale…
in Polish strukturalny, konstrukcyjny…
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