Related Terms
Construction or framework of identifiable elements (components, entities, factors, members, parts, steps, etc.) which gives form and stability, and resists stresses and strains. Structures have defined boundaries within which (1) each element is physically or functionally connected to the other elements, and (2) the elements themselves and their interrelationships are taken to be either fixed (permanent) or changing only occasionally or slowly. See also infrastructure, superstructure, and system.

Use 'structure' in a Sentence

The physical structure of the house was sturdy enough to withstand the strong winds of the hurricane while the houses next to it were blown away.
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I enjoy working for this multi-level marketing company and I have made a lot of sales, but the company�s bonus structure leaves a lot to be desired.
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The famous architect wasn't always a hit with the critics, but even his strongest detractors had to admit the new museum was an impressive structure.
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Notable Quotable

Structure Your Business to Respect Your Customers
"Great advice I once heard was to structure your business so you respect your customers, because they’ll bring out the best in you and you’ll feel better about yourself."
- Christopher Davis