superstructure

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su·per·struc·ture

noun \-ˌstrək-chər\

: the part of a structure (such as a ship or bridge) that is above the lowest part

Full Definition of SUPERSTRUCTURE

1
a :  an entity, concept, or complex based on a more fundamental one
b :  social institutions (as the law or politics) that are in Marxist theory erected upon the economic base
2
:  a structure built as a vertical extension of something else: as
a :  all of a building above the basement
b :  the structural part of a ship above the main deck
su·per·struc·tur·al \ˌsü-pər-ˈstrək-chə-rəl, -ˈstrək-shrəl\ adjective

First Known Use of SUPERSTRUCTURE

1638

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