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1    a complex construction or entity  
2    the arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building  
3    the manner of construction or organization  
the structure of society     
4      (Biology)   morphology; form  
5      (Chem)   the arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compound  
the structure of benzene     
6      (Geology)   the way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc., is made up of its component parts  
7    Now rare   the act of constructing  
8    tr   to impart a structure to  
     (C15: from Latin structura, from struere to build)  

atomic structure  
      n   the concept of an atom as a central positively charged nucleus consisting of protons and neutrons surrounded by a number of electrons. The number of electrons is equal to the number of protons: the whole entity is thus electrically neutral  
data structure  
      n   an organized form, such as an array list or string, in which connected data items are held in a computer  
deep structure  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a representation of a sentence at a level where logical or grammatical relations are made explicit, before transformational rules have been applied  
   Compare       surface structure  
fine structure  
      n   the splitting of a spectral line into two or more closely spaced components as a result of interaction between the spin and orbital angular momenta of the atomic electrons  
   Compare       hyperfine structure  
hyperfine structure  
      n   the splitting of a spectral line of an atom or molecule into two or more closely spaced components as a result of interaction of the electrons with the magnetic moments of the nuclei or with external fields  
   Compare       fine structure  
See also  
    Stark       Zeeman effect  
phrase-structure grammar  
      n   a grammar in which relations among the words and morphemes of a sentence are described, but not deeper or semantic relations,   (Abbrev.)    PSG      Compare       transformational grammar  
phrase-structure rule  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a rule of the form A <arrow> X where A is a syntactic category label, such as noun phrase or sentence, and X is a sequence of such labels and/or morphemes, expressing the fact that A can be replaced by X in generating the constituent structure of a sentence,   (Also called)    rewrite rule      Compare       transformational rule  
power structure  
1    the structure or distribution of power and authority in a community  
2    the people and groups who are part of such a structure  
surface structure  
      n     (Generative grammar)   a representation of a string of words or morphemes as they occur in a sentence, together with labels and brackets that represent syntactic structure  
   Compare       deep structure  
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right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
with a complex structure; difficult to approach; multiple problems generator
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
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