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structural

adjective struc·tur·al \ˈstrək-chə-rəl, ˈstrək-shrəl\

: relating to the way something is built or organized : relating to the structure of something

Full Definition of STRUCTURAL

1
:  of or relating to the physical makeup of a plant or animal body <structural defects of the heart>
2
a :  of, relating to, or affecting structure <structural stability>
b :  used in building structures <structural clay>
c :  involved in or caused by structure especially of the economy <structural unemployment>
3
:  of, relating to, or resulting from the effects of folding or faulting of the earth's crust :  tectonic
4
:  concerned with or relating to structure rather than history or comparison <structural linguistics>
struc·tur·al·ly adverb

Examples of STRUCTURAL

  1. The house suffered no structural damage.

First Known Use of STRUCTURAL

circa 1827

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot
STRUCTURAL Defined for Kids

structural

adjective struc·tur·al \ˈstrək-chə-rəl\

Definition of STRUCTURAL for Kids

:  relating to or affecting the way in which something is built <structural defects>
Medical Dictionary

structural

adjective struc·tur·al \ˈstrək-chə-rəl, ˈstrək-shrəl\

Medical Definition of STRUCTURAL

1
:  of or relating to the physical makeup of a plant or animal body <structural defects of the heart>—compare functional 1a
2
:  of, relating to, or affecting structure <structural stability>
struc·tur·al·ly \-ē\ adverb
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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