They studied the compound's molecular structure.
The film had a simple narrative structure.
the structure of a plant
the social structure of a college campus
changes to the company's power structure
The structure was damaged by fire.
Children need a lot of structure in their lives. Verb
She structured the essay chronologically. See More
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The advanced warning can protect the satellites that are the backbone of the global economic structure as well as the people living in space stations.—Ashok Sharma and Aijaz Hussain, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2023 What was still to define was the structure of the leadership.—Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 2 Sep. 2023 The residence, which sits on a private cul-de-sac, is wrapped in Alaskan cedar board siding and comprises three, two-story structures that offer either Atlantic Ocean or pastoral Sagg Pond views.—Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2023 Located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, the mammoth structure once held an arena for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.—Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 1 Sep. 2023 Unfortunately, such structures are often expensive and/or time consuming, which is why many gardeners opt for something easier.—Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 That means Oregon State and Washington State are the lone standing structures in the ashes of a conference that traces its roots to 1915.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 The Cypress native has the weapons on the outside, the structure on the offensive line and an offensive coordinator who has the experience to lead a high-power offense.—Grant Gaspard, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2023 That includes the site of Fiserv Forum's parking structure − with Five Fifty Ultra Lofts apartments built next door.—Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2023
Epson has the unenviable task of having to structure the software interface to appeal to both beginners and experienced users.—David English, PCMAG, 15 Sep. 2023 One of the complications facing the U.A.W. and the White House is that the Big Three have structured their E.V. partnerships as separate companies, which aren’t subject to the collective-bargaining agreements that cover existing plants.—John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 The revenue-sharing contracts could be spun as pro-competitive, for instance, because Google structured them to allow Android phone makers like Samsung to lower device prices and better compete with Apple.—Paresh Dave, WIRED, 10 Sep. 2023 Directed by Mexican auteur Michel Franco, Memory stars Chastain as Sylvia, a social worker who lives a simple life structured around her daughter, her job and her AA meetings.—Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 Written and directed by Daryl D. Brooks, this world premiere is structured as a cooking show, and viewers are meant to be a live audience in a TV studio.—Emily McClanathan, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 The loans, which can be used for down payments and closing costs, are structured as a second mortgage, which means they aren’t repaid month by month.—Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 Arguably, the best part of this bag is the half-suitcase design where the bottom section is structured for protection and the top half is made with a durable PVC fabric.—Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 Speed-dating is structured mingling that usually involves two groups: a stationary group and a mobile group.—Elena Giardina, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Latin structura, from structus, past participle of struere to heap up, build — more at strew