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power structure Syllabification: pow·er struc·ture

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of power structure in English:


1The hierarchy that encompasses the most powerful people in an organization: inside the power structure of the American Catholic Church
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  • A community leader provided an interesting recommendation as to what would effectively break the dependency of community organizations on the municipal power structure.
  • Moreover, it should be noted that the adoption of a primary system will exert a comprehensive influence on the composition, organization and the power structure of the political parties.
  • Processes constitute a vital part of the power structure within an organization.
2The people in a power structure: there are certain natural leaders of the underclasses, and the power structure interprets what they do as a crime
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