Definition of structural
1 : of or relating to the physical makeup of a plant or animal body structural defects of the heart
2a : of, relating to, or affecting structure structural stabilityb : used in building structures structural clayc : 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
Examples of structural in a Sentence
The house suffered no structural damage.
Recent Examples of structural from the Web
The 160-foot tower's structural steel is beginning to corrode, its precast concrete is cracking and the concrete's mortar joints are facing deterioration, according to a two-year, $50,000 assessment of the structure.
Tests revealed no structural damage, but Sporting KC does not want to put him into a match until the fluid subsides.
Pedestrian bridge connecting to the Trinity Trails near Mistletoe Heights awaits the last structural steel span.
Bochetto said the city money was specified for structural repairs at the museum gift shop and that funds for marketing and promotion are needed more than repairs to the building.
The road is closed and the nearby homes are marked with no trespassing signs because of a continuing landslide that has created large crevices in the ground and caused structural damage to the homes.
Most students are not taught about how structural inequality impacts our everyday lives.
Under the nrestoration, 25 masons from Dan Lepore & Sons Co. in Conshohocken, Pa., dismantled 5,312 pieces of structural and carved limestone, which were cleaned and repaired.
This time, the damage to the city is emotional more than structural.
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First Known Use of structural
STRUCTURAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of structural for English Language Learners
: relating to the way something is built or organized : relating to the structure of something
STRUCTURAL Defined for Kids
Definition of structural for Students
: relating to or affecting the way in which something is built structural defects
Medical Definition of structural
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