pay structure definition, pay structure meaning | English dictionary




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
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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