mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents:
a pyramidal structure.
something built or constructed, as a building, bridge, or dam.
a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part:
the structure of modern science.
anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organization.
the relationship or organization of the component parts of a work of art or literature:
the structure of a poem.
Biology. mode of organization; construction and arrangement of tissues, parts, or organs.
the attitude of a bed or stratum or of beds or strata of sedimentary rocks, as indicated by the dip and strike.
the coarser composition of a rock, as contrasted with its texture.
Chemistry. the manner in which atoms in a molecule are joined to each other, especially in organic chemistry where molecular arrangement is represented by a diagram or model.
the system or complex of beliefs held by members of a social group.
the system of relations between the constituent groups of a society.
the relationship between or the interrelated arrangement of the social institutions of a society or culture, as of mores, marriage customs, or family.
the pattern of relationships, as of status or friendship, existing among the members of a group or society.
the pattern of organization of a language as a whole or of arrangements of linguistic units, as phonemes, morphemes or tagmemes, within larger units.