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structure

 [struk´cher]
the components and their manner of arrangement in constituting a whole.
family structure the way in which a family is organized according to roles, rules, power, and hierarchies.

struc·ture

(strŭk'chūr),
1. The arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. chemistry the specific connections of the atoms in a given molecule.
Synonym(s): structura
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

structure

(strŭk′chər)
n.
Biology
a. The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.
b. An organ or other part of an organism.

structure

[struk′chər]
Etymology: L, structura
a part of the body, such as the heart, a bone, a gland, a cell, or a limb.

structure

Vox populi The appearance of a thing. See Age structure, Bile duct structure, Cloverleaf structure, Pharyngeal structure, Sleep structure, Wolffian duct structure.

struc·ture

(strŭk'shŭr)
1. The arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. chemistry The configuration and interconnections of the atoms in a given molecule.
Synonym(s): structura.
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

struc·ture

(strŭk'shŭr)
1. Arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. In chemistry, the specific connections of the atoms in a given molecule.
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

structure,

n the architectural arrangement of the component parts of a tissue, part, organ, or body. Also the individual components of the body.
structure, border,
structure, cored,
n in metallurgy a grain structure with composition gradients resulting from the progressive freezing of the components in different proportions. Nonmetals used in dentistry (e.g., zinc phosphate, silicate cements) also are cored structures, in that they have a nucleus of undissolved powder particles surrounded by a matrix of reacted material.
structure, denture-supporting,
n the tissues, including teeth and residual ridges, that serve as the foundation or basal seat for removable partial dentures.
structure, functional form of supporting,
n the state of denture-supporting structures when they have been placed in such a position as to be able to begin resisting occlusal forces.
structure, histologic,
n the microscopic structure of organic tissues.
structure, radiolucent,
n the structures or substances that permit the penetration of x-radiation and are thus registered as relatively dark areas on the radiograph.
structure, radiopaque
n structures of such density that roentgen rays cannot penetrate them, causing them to appear as light areas on the radiograph.
structure, supporting,
n the tissues that maintain or assist in maintaining the teeth in position in the alveolus (e.g., gingivae, cementum of the tooth, periodontal ligament, alveolar and trabecular bone).
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Reactively structured queries start as structureless queries and added structure by the user during a refinement process.
The issue, in these cases, is not that the course has been poorly structured or is structureless, but that the structure has changed.
This beam line provides a well-characterized source of structureless continuum radiation from 2 nm to 400 nm with a relative uncertainty of 1 % or better.
Moreover, his assessment of the Beats' opposition to the "scientific" approach of New Criticism (138-39) and the assumption of a structureless, uncontrolled writing hand that shattered traditional poetics and "yielded a more authentic self subject to personal, even self-destructive, desires" (152) suggests a postmodern immediacy.
Nearly structureless and featureless, the universe remained in the murk for millions of years.
Should this be so, then he should, I believe, keep his structureless daubs to himself.
Microherms in the Smackover consist of concentrically laminated (stromatolitic), clotted (thrombolitic), calcimicrobial, or structureless (leiolitic) carbonate, and texturally resemble associated oncoids (algal balls).
Kirkeby is a romantic painter, but he has "described" the mysticism of the landscape, focusing on the tension between pattern or structure and seemingly structureless fluidity.
The two parallel rows of "scratch marks" are separated by a structureless medial zone 3.
A process orientation is not viewed as structureless, or amorphous, but rather as proactive and strategic, as noted in some detail here:
It might have been, I came to believe, Howe's vested emotional interests and overidentification with the representation he himself created of the exhilaration of his actors who, like racehorses when the gate opens, gallop ahead carried by their own energies, that made him draw such a structureless picture.
Bigbee soils are composed of very friable, structureless, yellowish brown soils with textures ranging from loamy sand and sandy loam to silt loam.

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