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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: structura 'act of building', from struere 'to make into a pile, build'

structure

1 noun
     
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.
structure of
the structure of the brain
molecular structures
2 [countable] 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.

➔ career structure

at career1 (1)

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