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1    arrangement, configuration, conformation, construction, design, fabric, form, formation, interrelation of parts, make, make-up, organization  
2    building, construction, edifice, erection, pile  
3    arrange, assemble, build up, design, organize, put together, shape  
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  ( structures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( structuring    present participle)   ( structured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   The structureof something is the way in which it is made, built, or organized.  
usu with supp, oft N of n  
The typical family structure of Freud's patients involved two parents and two children..., The chemical structure of this particular molecule is very unusual.     
2       n-count   A structure is something that consists of parts connected together in an ordered way.  
usu with supp  
The feet are highly specialised structures made up of 26 small delicate bones.     
3       n-count   A structure is something that has been built.   (=building)  
About half of those funds has gone to repair public roads, structures and bridges...     
4       verb   If you structure something, you arrange it in a careful, organized pattern or system.  
By structuring the course this way, we're forced to produce something the companies think is valuable.      V n  
    report structure  

report structure        ( report structures    plural  ) A report structure is a structure containing a reporting clause and a reported clause or a quote.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  

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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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