substructure


sub·struc·ture

noun \ˈsəb-ˌstrək-chər\

: a supporting part or structure that is below something

Full Definition of SUBSTRUCTURE

:  an underlying or supporting part of a structure
sub·struc·tur·al \-chə-rəl, -shrəl\ adjective

Examples of SUBSTRUCTURE

  1. The bridge's substructure was damaged.

First Known Use of SUBSTRUCTURE

1726

sub·struc·ture

noun \ˈsəb-ˌstrək-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBSTRUCTURE

: an underlying or supporting structure
sub·struc·tur·al \-chə-rəl, -shrəl\ adjective

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