structure

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structure is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
structure


Structure is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈstrʌkʃɜr/
  • SAMPA: /"strVkS3r/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
structure

Plural
structures

  1. The structure of something is the way that it is put together.
    The structure of her writing makes it very easy to understand.
    The social structure of a class is often very complex.
  2. A structure is something that has been built or put together, especially something big, such as a building.
    The CN tower is the tallest structure in Toronto.

Verb[change]

Plain form
structure

Third-person singular
structures

Past tense
structured

Past participle
structured

Present participle
structuring

  1. If you structure something in a particular way, you organise or build it that way.
    Prepare a list of questions to structure the interview.