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superstructure

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noun su·per·struc·ture \-ˌstrək-chər\

Simple Definition of superstructure

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

Full Definition of superstructure

  1. 1a :  an entity, concept, or complex based on a more fundamental oneb :  social institutions (as the law or politics) that are in Marxist theory erected upon the economic base

  2. 2 :  a structure built as a vertical extension of something else: asa :  all of a building above the basementb :  the structural part of a ship above the main deck

su·per·struc·tur·al play \ˌsü-pər-ˈstrək-chə-rəl, -ˈstrək-shrəl\ adjective

1638

First Known Use of superstructure

1638


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