structural

structural
structurally, adv.
/struk"cheuhr euhl/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to structure; pertaining or essential to a structure.
2. Biol. pertaining to organic structure; morphological.
3. Geol. of or pertaining to geological structure, as of rock or strata.
4. Chem. pertaining to or showing the arrangement or mode of attachment of the atoms that constitute a molecule of a substance. Cf. 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.
n.
7. Building Trades.
a. a part of a structure that carries a load.
b. the structural member used for such a part.
[1825-35; STRUCTURE + -AL1]

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Universalium. 2010.


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