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what is a structure

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    Main Entry: [1]struc·ture
    Pronunciation: 'str&k-ch&r
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin structura, from structus, past participle of struere to heap up, build —more at STREW
    Date: 15th century
    1 : the action of building : CONSTRUCTION
    2 a : something (as a building) that is constructed b : something arranged in a definite pattern of organization <a rigid totalitarian structure —J. L. Hess> <leaves and other plant structures>
    3 : manner of construction : MAKEUP <Gothic in structure>
    4 a : the arrangement of particles or parts in a substance or body <soil structure> <molecular structure> b : organization of parts as dominated by the general character of the whole <economic structure> <personality structure>
    5 : the aggregate of elements of an entity in their relationships to each other
    - struc·ture·less /-l&s/ adjective
    - struc·ture·less·ness /-n&s/ noun

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