Definition of substructure
: an underlying or supporting part of a structure
substructuralplay \-chə-rəl, -shrəl\ adjective
Examples of substructure in a sentence
The bridge's substructure was damaged.
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SUBSTRUCTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of substructure for English Language Learners
: a supporting part or structure that is below something
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