substructural

substructure

[suhb-struhk-cher, suhb-struhk-]
noun
1.
a structure forming the foundation of a building or other construction.
2.
the foundations, piers, and abutments upon which the trusses or girders of the spans of a bridge rest.
3.
any basic structure or organization.

Origin:
1720–30; sub- + structure

substructural, adjective
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substructure (ˈsʌbˌstrʌktʃə)
 
n
1.  a structure, pattern, etc, that forms the basis of anything
2.  a structure forming a foundation or framework for a building or other construction
 
sub'structural
 
adj

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substructure sub·struc·ture (sŭb'strŭk'chər)
n.
A tissue or structure wholly or partly beneath the surface.


sub·struc'tur·al adj.
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