Definition of structural in English:

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structural

Pronunciation: /ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəl/

adjective

1Relating to or forming part of the structure of a building or other item: the blast left ten buildings with major structural damage
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  • 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.
1.1Relating 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.

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Syllabification: struc·tur·al

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