overstructure

verb over·struc·ture \ ˌō-vər-ˈstrək-chər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overstructure

overstructured; overstructuring
transitive verb
: to design or do (something) according to an excessively rigid structure
  • When children's lives have been overstructured, they will experience boredom for a while, until they regain their inner directedness.
  • —Aletha Solter
  • … was never known for overstructuring his offense, much less branding it. He relied on his players' instincts to move the ball and hit the open man.
  • —Harvey Araton

overstructured

adjective
    • an overstructured routine that she followed obsessively

First Known Use of overstructure

1962


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