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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In other words, a goal, if thoughtful and well structured, can give you the extra incentive to keep going when motivation wanes, or when life otherwise gets in the way. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals You’ll Actually Achieve, According to Top Trainers," 3 Jan. 2019 And here's how Markle wore it, for a party at Courtenay Creative, with the long, structured sleeves from the original removed. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "There's an Unexpected Fashion Connection Between Meghan Markle and Kylie Jenner," 2 Jan. 2019 Opting this time for a low bun that was less structured—but just as romantic!—than her previous ceremonies, this time around Chopra swept her lengths into a low style, but accentuated it with slightly-loose front pieces that framed her face. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra’s Third Wedding Reception Reveals Her Most Striking Bridal Hair Yet," 20 Dec. 2018 This structured mound of plastic parts that looks like a pile of high-design jacks. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Robots built this wild plastic pavilion," 28 Sep. 2018 China has a more structured government and the population all complies. Phred Dvorak, WSJ, "Which Country Is Winning the AI Race—the U.S. or China?," 12 Nov. 2018 Most of the collection was built around a commanding structured jacket with typical '80s Mugler exaggerated shoulders (which originally came from the '40s). Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 Anything more structured can feel like too much effort. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Why Not Wear a Billowy White Blouse to the Beach?," 19 June 2018 This gives future scientists and physicists a more structured set of information to identify other universes. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of structured

1966, in the meaning defined above

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