from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The supporting part of a structure; the foundation.
- n. The earth bank or bed supporting railroad tracks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The supporting part of a structure (either physical or organizational; the foundation); underbuilding.
- n. The earth or gravel that railway sleepers are embedded in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as substruction.
- n. An under structure; a foundation; groundwork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substruction; any under-structure; a foundation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lowest support of a structure
- n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
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So the notion of substructure is sensitive to the choice of signature.
It is known as the substructure of B generated by X, and we find it by first adding to X all the elements cB where c are individual constants of K, and then closing off under the functions
The substructure was a fine building, 148 feet by 78 feet; the vaulting was, as described by Professor Willis, "of the earliest kind; constructed of light tufa, having no transverse ribs, and retaining the impressions of the rough, boarded centring upon which they had been formed."
The substructure is a square 114 yards in diameter and upon this building was probably a smaller, surmounted by a statue of Hadrian.
Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry from 1864 to 1914. Twenty-seven Years in the Pastorate; Sixteen Years' Active Service as Chaplain in the U. S. Army; Seven Years Professor in Wilberforce University; Two Trips to Europe; A Trip in Mexico.
The citadel the "Phacus," which is close to the city, stands in the marsh itself, projecting like an island, and is built on a huge substructure which is strong enough to carry a wall and prevent any damage from the infiltration from the water of the lagoon.
"Well, a particular evolution - such as substructure involving more point-like particles inside ..."
In some sense, modern physics is already positing a two-level existence, insofar as it speaks of both an observable physical world that we live in every day, and a kind of "substructure" beneath that of "strings," "membranes," or pure space.
But, of course, written into the substructure of the show is the idea that humans just aren't up to the task of self-governing ... that the Doctor has to make decisions FOR them.
Polished granite panels are loose, the substructure is cracked, and water reportedly accumulates in depressions at the base of the parade deck.
The process is swift: undo the felt and lattice substructure of the Ger, wrap personal belongings and load up a truck or horse driven cart and be on your way in about an hour.