structural

[struhk-cher-uhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to structure; pertaining or essential to a structure.
2.
Biology. pertaining to organic structure; morphological.
3.
Geology. of or pertaining to geological structure, as of rock or strata.
4.
Chemistry. pertaining to or showing the arrangement or mode of attachment of the atoms that constitute a molecule of a substance. Compare structural formula.
5.
resulting from or pertaining to political or economic structure.
6.
of, pertaining to, or based on the assumption that the elements of a field of study are naturally arranged in a systematic structure: structural grammar.
noun
7.
Building Trades.
a.
a part of a structure that carries a load.
b.
the structural member used for such a part.

Origin:
1825–35; structure + -al1

structurally, adverb
nonstructural, adjective
nonstructurally, adverb
unstructural, adjective
unstructurally, adverb
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structural (ˈstrʌktʃərəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having structure or a structure
2.  of, relating to, or forming part of the structure of a building
3.  of or relating to the structure and deformation of rocks and other features of the earth's crust
4.  of or relating to the structure of organisms; morphological
5.  chem of, concerned with, caused by, or involving the arrangement of atoms in molecules
 
'structurally
 
adv

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Example sentences
We can explain the structural and functional aspects of the universe through
  some fundamental laws.
The condo owners consulted with a structural engineer before placing the
  troughs on the roof.
And now that roof is rotting, threatening the structural integrity of the
  building.
His work is never embellished with ornament: every ornament is structural and
  belongs to the building.
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