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structure

Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌktʃər; ˈstrʌktʃə(r)/

Translation of structure in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (composition, organization) estructura (feminine) he has good bone structure tiene buenas facciones ([ pómulos salientes etc ]) the company's career structure la estructura del escalafón de la compañía tax structure [Finance] sistema (masculine) impositivo
    Example sentences
    • That arrangement completed the administrative structure of the Coast Guard as it exists today.
    • It is known that any complex system has a certain structure with its intrinsic elements and interconnections.
    • Since time and matter are limited, the resources to solve a problem or to build a complex structure are also limited.
    Example sentences
    • At first sight it looked appalling, but I could see it had sound structure, fantastic quality of light and great potential.
    • Anthony has brought a bit of structure and organisation and a bit of discipline to training.
    • These are the kind of plants that give structure to a border and which will improve over the years.
  • 2 countable/numerable (thing constructed) construcción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I was awed by the amount of labor that went into building such a magnificent structure.
    • He enjoyed a reputation for building tall elegant masonry structures such as church towers and spires.
    • Storing them on high buildings rather than scaffold structures to reduce visibility is also advised.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [argument/novel/speech] estructurar you have to learn to structure your time tienes que aprender a organizarte el tiempo

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