What does structural mean?

Definitions for structural
ˈstrʌk tʃər əlstruc·tural

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. structuraladjective

    relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure

    "structural unemployment in a technological society"

  2. structuraladjective

    relating to or having or characterized by structure

    "structural engineer"; "structural errors"; "structural simplicity"

  3. structuraladjective

    affecting or involved in structure or construction

    "the structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements"; "structural damage"

  4. structuraladjective

    concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study

  5. geomorphologic, geomorphological, morphologic, morphological, structuraladjective

    pertaining to geological structure

    "geomorphological features of the Black Hills"; "morphological features of granite"; "structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface"

  6. morphologic, morphological, structuraladjective

    relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals

    "morphological differences"


  1. structuraladjective

    Of, relating to, or having structure

  2. structuraladjective

    Used in building.

  3. Etymology: 19th century;


  1. structural

    A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized. Material structures include man-made objects such as buildings and machines and natural objects such as biological organisms, minerals and chemicals. Abstract structures include data structures in computer science and musical form. Types of structure include a hierarchy (a cascade of one-to-many relationships), a network featuring many-to-many links, or a lattice featuring connections between components that are neighbors in space.


  1. structural

    Structural refers to relating to, forming, or affecting the structure or construction of something. It can be associated with the arrangement or system designed to support a particular part of something or the manner of its construction. For example, structural engineering is about the creation and design of buildings or bridges, ensuring they are strong and stable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Structuraladjective

    of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure; as, a structural error

  2. Structuraladjective

    of or pertaining to organit structure; as, a structural element or cell; the structural peculiarities of an animal or a plant

Editors Contribution

  1. structural

    Relating to a structure.

    The structural effect is easy as it supports each joint.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 21, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'structural' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3551

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'structural' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4718

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'structural' in Adjectives Frequency: #479

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of structural in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of structural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of structural in a Sentence

  1. Chasity Jennings-Nuñez:

    So in terms of issues of racial health inequities, of structural racism and bias, of access to health care, all of those factors that we know have played a role in terms of maternal mortality in the past continue to play a role in maternal mortality.

  2. Katie Porter:

    Elizabeth Warren is the candidate we need to beat Donald Trump in 2020, root out corruption in 2021 and make big structural change to bring relief to working families all across the country.

  3. Boko Haram:

    They need organizational, structural, command and inter-operational help. France is offering to do that.

  4. Rick Hutcheon:

    We've really taken a beating here in Toronto in the last little while, people are beginning to troll for stocks that appear to have some lasting long-term structural value, good management. ... At some stage, things fall to a point at which value starts to surface and we may be there.

  5. Didem Aktas:

    What we are seeing here is definitely telling us something is wrong in those buildings, and it can be that they were n’t designed in line with the code in the first place, or the implementation was n’t designed properly, we are also seeing in Turkey quite commonly that post-occupancy modifications on buildings compromise their structural safety. ! function() {.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    A butch
    B ambidextrous
    C occlusive
    D unsealed

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