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as in building
something built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activity the only structure on the island is an old Spanish fort—or what's left of it

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as in construction
something put together by arranging or connecting an array of parts the Egyptian pyramids are among the most remarkable structures ever built

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as in framework
the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form the basic structure of all those tract houses is the same: basically, a box

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“Structure.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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