|Origin:||structura 'act of building', from struere 'to make into a pile, build'|
struc‧ture1 S3 W2
1 [uncountable and countable]
the way in which the parts of something are connected with each other and form a whole, or the thing that these parts make up
social/political/economic etc structure
the social structure of organizations
challenges to the existing power structure
A new management structure has been introduced.
the structure of the brain
something that has been built, especially something large such as a building or a bridge:
a high wooden structure with a curved roof
3 [uncountable and countable]
a situation where activities are carefully organized and planned:
These kids require a lot of structure and stability.