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struc·ture

structure

 
 
pronunciation:
struhk chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing made up of a number of parts joined together in a certain way.
A human cell is a complicated structure.
 
synonyms:
construction
definition 2: the way in which such a thing is joined together.
A carpenter knows about the structure of furniture.
synonyms:
composition, form, makeup, organization
similar words:
frame, lay
definition 3: anything that has been built.
They have finished building the new structure for the playground.
 
synonyms:
construction
similar words:
building
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The word structure contains the following parts:
struct Latin root that means build
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.