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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Greenhouses, where his company is testing the picker, also offer robots a more structured environment in which to work. Jennifer Strong And Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "Robots Head for the Fields," 1 Oct. 2018 The structured bag is personalized with her initials (L.G.) and features gold clasp detailing. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Debuts Hedi Slimane's First Céline Bag in Paris," 30 Aug. 2018 Gaga seems taken with the structured bag, first pairing it with an all-black outfit then styling it with an orange body-con dress and Ray-Ban sunglasses on Thursday. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Is the First Person to Carry This Meaningful Céline Bag," 30 Aug. 2018 For instance, many children will be in camps and other structured environments – sports practices, lessons, and daycares – that require paying attention and acting appropriately., "Summer break shouldn't always mean a 'drug holiday' for kids with ADHD," 1 June 2018 Those stats, courtesy of CNN White House super producer Allie Malloy, are reflective of a President -- and a broader White House -- that is increasingly disinterested in answering questions from reporters in any sort of structured environment. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "MISSING: The White House press briefing," 23 May 2018 Caleb requires, and thrives, when provided a great deal of supervision and a structured environment. Boys & Girls Aid / Community Content Partner,, "A Home of His Own: Caleb, 14, likes to be silly and has a great sense of humor!," 11 May 2018 Freya’s Demi round poppy bag, a classic structured bag with practical wrist strap, is perfect for spring. Melissa Magsaysay,, "Mother's Day gift guide: Show mom how much you care by giving her one of these gifts," 3 May 2018 To accommodate the women, the school renovated a dormitory and designed a highly structured environment and schedule. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "After Being Released by Boko Haram, These Nigerian Girls Find Themselves in a Unique Situation," 12 Apr. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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