US: /ˈstɹəktʃɝ/
UK: /stɹˈʌkt‍ʃɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

structure /'strʌktʃə/
  • danh từ
    • kết cấu, cấu trúc
      • the structure of a poem: kết cấu một bài thơ
      • a sentence of loose structure: một cấu trúc lỏng lẻo
    • công trình kiến trúc, công trình xây dựng
      • a fine marble structure: một công trình kiến trúc bằng cẩm thạch tuyệt đẹp

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U, C] the way in which the parts of sth are connected together, arranged or organized; a particular arrangement of parts: the structure of the building / human body + changes in the social and economic structure of society + the grammatical structures of a language + a career / salary / tax structure
2 [C] a thing that is made of several parts, especially a building: a stone / brick / wooden structure
3 [U, C] the state of being well organized or planned with all the parts linked together; a careful plan: Your essay needs (a) structure.
+ verb [VN] [usually passive] ~ sth (around sth) to arrange or organize sth into a system or pattern: How well does the teacher structure the lessons? + The exhibition is structured around the themes of work and leisure. + Make use of the toys in structured group activities.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 form, shape, configuration, organization, arrangement, make-up, framework, order, design, formation, system, nature, character:
The career structure of the company has served as a model for similar firms.
2 building, edifice, house, construction:
Planning regulations allow only a certain kind of structure in the residential areas.
3 construct, build, organize, design, form, shape, arrange, systematize:
Their language seems to be structured in an unusual way.

Collocation dictionary


basic, simple | complex, elaborate | coherent, logical | rigid, stable | flimsy
The flimsy structure of the vehicle could not withstand even mild impacts.
| formal | internal | solid, three-dimensional | anatomical, body, bone, skeletal/skeleton | atomic, cell/cellular, chemical, molecular | grammatical, language, linguistic, sentence, syntactic | administrative, bureaucratic, committee, control, corporate, hierarchical, institutional, management, organizational, power, etc. | economic, financial, political, social, etc.
the social structure of the village
| democratic, federal, etc. | class | family, household | pay, price, salary, tax, wage | career


have | lack
The job lacked a basic career structure.
| be based on | create, devise, establish
to devise a new management structure
| impose


be based on sth


of a … ~
The cell walls of plants are of a fairly rigid structure.
| … in ~
The building is very simple in structure.
| in a/the ~
There are weaknesses in the structure of the organization.
| ~ in/within
the salary structure in the firm


a change in structure, a change in/to the structure
significant changes in the power structure
| a lack of structure
The novel suffers from a lack of structure.


beautifully, carefully, clearly, neatly, properly, well
She had structured her arguments very carefully.
| badly | loosely
a very loosely structured organization
| rigidly, tightly | hierarchically, logically


according to
the idea that living organisms had been structured according to a divine plan
| around
The teaching is structured around three topics.
| into
The company is structured into two divisions.


highly structured
a complex but highly structured complaints procedure

Concise English dictionary

+a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
+the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
+the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
+a particular complex anatomical part
+the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
+give a structure to