structured

adjective
struc·​tured | \ ˈstrək-chərd How to pronounce structured (audio) \

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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By then, Cronin had long mastered the relentless, pressing defense and highly structured offense favored by his father. Ben Bolch, latimes.com, "Mick Cronin’s determination fueled his coaching journey from Cincinnati to UCLA," 8 June 2019 Piña cloth is an extremely sheer, structured, and lightweight fiber woven from the pulp of pineapples; a family member was able to go in my stead to the Philippines and source the material. Vogue, "19 FIT, Pratt, and Parsons 2019 Graduates on Their Collections and the Future of Fashion," 22 May 2019 These upholstered chairs are modern and structured, but don't sacrifice comfort, thanks to a foam-padded seat your guests can relax in no matter how late the party goes. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "12 Items That'll Make You Want to Eat in Your Dining Room Again," 21 May 2019 Olivia DeJonge as Elle Olivia is Elle, a dancer who is used to the structured, intense world of dance and becomes extremely vulnerable in her new circumstances. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's Newest Teen Drama "The Society"," 4 Apr. 2019 Victoria wore a structured white blouse with black pants and bright pink pumps, while David wore a tux. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria and David Beckham Join Kate Middleton at the National Portrait Gallery Gala," 12 Mar. 2019 The Best Actress nominee paired her structured gown with dainty earrings and a sleek low bun. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Emma Stone's 2019 Oscars Dress Is Basically a Sequin-Covered Honey Comb," 25 Feb. 2019 That includes big-money owners, a structured schedule, and things like minimum salaries and other benefits for players. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Why competitive gaming is starting to look a lot like professional sports," 27 July 2018 Some circles meet informally a few times a year over dinner, while others are far more structured and may even be registered charities with sizable donation minimums and a volunteer commitment. Veronica Dagher, WSJ, "What’s Behind the Surge in Giving Circles," 10 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of structured

1966, in the meaning defined above

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