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noun structure pronunciation in American English /ˈstrʌktʃər/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something large such as a building or a bridge that is built from different parts
    The boulevard is lined with modern steel and glass structures.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the way in which the parts of something are organized or arranged into a whole
    a sales organization with a pyramidal structure
    the structure of DNA
    Chapter 10 discusses the changing structure of agriculture in this country.
    She has very little structure in her life.
  3. 3
    [countable] an organization or system that is made up of many parts that work together
    The company needs to reorganize its management structure.
    a social/power/class structure


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