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structural Syllabification: struc·tur·al
Pronunciation: /ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəl/

Definition of structural in English:


1Of, relating to, or forming part of the structure of a building or other item: the blast left ten buildings with major structural damage
More example sentences
  • They also used a picnic table to ram the front door, causing major structural damage to the building.
  • He just drove into the building, causing structural damage to one of the outer walls.
  • Unstable toxic soils below the building called for creative structural solutions.
1.1Of or relating to the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of a complex whole: there have been structural changes in the industry
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  • Neruda's dialectical way of thinking can be appreciated in the internal structural relations in the poems.
  • These kinds of structural elements suggest an actively engaged readership.
  • First, buildings should be made more robust and designed so the loss of one structural element cannot cause collapse.


Pronunciation: /ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəlē/
Example sentences
  • You can't give it to nations that basically prop up structurally unsound economies.
  • It is now destined to enter the new millennium in a better condition structurally than it ever was since first constructed.
  • A structurally perfect bridge is gorgeous looking almost by definition.
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