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substructure

[suhb-struhk-cher, suhb-struhk-] /sʌbˈstrʌk tʃər, ˈsʌbˌstrʌk-/
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
1720-1730
1720-30; sub- + structure
Related forms
substructural, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for substructural

substructure

/ˈsʌbˌstrʌktʃə/
noun
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
Derived Forms
substructural, adjective
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Word Origin and History for substructural

substructure

n.

1726, from sub- + structure (n.).

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substructural in Medicine

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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