substructure

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noun sub·struc·ture \ˈsəb-ˌstrək-chər\

Definition of substructure

  1. :  an underlying or supporting part of a structure

substructural

play \-chə-rəl, -shrəl\ adjective

Examples of substructure in a Sentence

  1. The bridge's substructure was damaged.

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SUBSTRUCTURE Defined for English Language Learners

substructure

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Definition of substructure for English Language Learners

  • : a supporting part or structure that is below something


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substructure

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noun sub·struc·ture \ˈsəb-ˌstrək-chər\

Medical Definition of substructure

  1. :  an underlying or supporting structure

substructural

\-chə-rəl, -shrəl\play adjective

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