struc·tured | \ ˈstrək-chərd \

Definition of structured 

: of, relating to, or being a method of computer programming in which each step of the solution to a problem is contained in a separate subprogram

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Concededly, some jurists employ a more structured (some might say rigid) framework for deciding cases that feature conflict between valuable principles; Justice Kennedy’s decision-making process is more fluid. Nancy L. Combs, Vox, "An optimist and yet a realist: a former clerk to Justice Kennedy considers his legacy," 30 June 2018 Right now the social elite (read: Instagram influencers), are wearing it mainly with cropped pieces, from airy cut off-tanks to summer-weight sweaters and more structured black pieces. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Unofficial Skirt of Summer Just Got Restocked," 19 June 2018 And the more structured training approach taken by many academies may, ironically, be a hindrance. Laurent Dubois, The Atlantic, "How Not to Scout for Soccer Talent," 14 June 2018 There's also a structured travel duffel and dopp kit, as well as the anchors of any accessories assortment for male customers: card cases and zip wallets. Matt Sebra, GQ, "Mansur Gavriel Is Finally Making Bags for Guys," 29 May 2018 Not as structured as some Red Hills wine, but complex for a young-drinking bottle, and an excellent value. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tasting notes: Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon," 1 June 2018 The 45-year-old actress touched down on Wednesday in vacation-ready style, wearing a chic and comfy floral jumpsuit, accessorized with a structured white-and-black Céline Phantom luggage bag and large-frame cat-eye sunglasses. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow Is Celebrating Her Bachelorette in Mexico With All Her Famous Friends," 12 Apr. 2018 The deal was so structured to allow Blatstein to receive federal historic tax credits, which support the rehabilitation of historic buildings, officials have said. Jacob Adelman,, "Plan for police HQ at Inquirer building prompts call for outside appraisals in city real estate deals," 15 Feb. 2018 With the addition of a few key elements (like a pair of structured sunnies and a fitted tee), Selena makes the perfect case for wearing your pajamas all day long this summer. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wears $20 Zara Sweatpants in New York City," 12 July 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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