American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, having, or characterized by structure: structural simplicity.
- adj. Affecting structure: structural damage.
- adj. Used in or necessary to building: structural beams.
- adj. Concerned with or resulting from political or especially economic structure.
- adj. Geology Of or relating to the structure of rocks and other aspects of the earth's crust.
- adj. Biology Of or relating to organic structure; morphological.
- adj. Relating to or concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study, such as linguistics or the behavioral sciences.
- n. A part of a structure that bears a weight, or the structural piece used for such a part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to structure; constructional.
- Concerned with structure or construction; constructive.
- In biology: Of or pertaining to structure; morphological: as, structural characters; structural peculiarities.
- Possessing or characterized by structure; structured; organized.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure.
- adj. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to organit structure
- adj. concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study
- adj. relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
- adj. affecting or involved in structure or construction
- adj. pertaining to geological structure
- adj. relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals
- adj. relating to or having or characterized by structure
- 19th century; structure + -al (Wiktionary)
“We certainly haven't had any indication of that and again this is a relatively modest level of financing at the subsidiary so the term structural subordination has not really been mentioned to us and we feel relatively comfortable at this level.”
“But Mr. Gaspar said he believes that the austerity plan will lead to economic growth, by breeding what he calls a "structural transformation" of the economy—changes to labor market and judicial system rules, as well as an ambitious privatization effort.”
“With Zawahri now on top, Leah Farrall, a former Australian senior counter terrorism intelligence analyst and author of the All Things Counter Terrorism blog, said it is unlikely there will be any short term structural changes for al-Qaida.”
“Dr. Ellyson was extremely concerned with what he called the structural integrity of the site.”
“If the surplus disappears, if you have what they call a structural deficit so that the federal government is always borrowing money in the longer term, long-term interest rates go up.”
“But sociologists like to talk about what they call the "structural" constraints on behavior.”
“People would have a truer gauge of the economy's performance if the government provided what he calls "structural" GDP, which does not include debt-financed consumption.”
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking yesterday at a joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, set a deadline to deliver a response that addresses Greece's immediate difficulties and what he called the structural defects in the 17-nation euro area.”
“Staff have been warning that the city needs permanent funding sources or spending reductions to fix what they call the "structural deficit.”
“Depends on what you define as structural deficit, which is definitely one way out Osborne will explore.”
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