One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way that relates to the structure of a building or other item.‘the building is structurally sound’‘the structurally minimalist domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall’‘fish skin is structurally different from that of mammals’
- ‘The trachea bifurcates into two primary bronchi, which are structurally similar to the trachea.’
- ‘There is a certain crudeness in its construction, an overuse of stone, far more than structurally necessary.’
- ‘Twenty per cent of the bridges were structurally deficient.’
- ‘Structurally, the roof is simple, with tubular steel arches laid out in a regular grid.’
- ‘These installations are structurally independent of the new building.’
- 1.1 In a way that relates to the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of a complex whole.‘how the company develops structurally will change as we go along’‘the film is structurally flawed’
- ‘Visually and structurally disorienting, and loaded with obscure symbolism, this film epitomises for many what mars the student film scene.’
- ‘It's not just that the plot is unrealistic, it's that it simply doesn't work structurally.’
- ‘I think our corporate governance has structurally been on the improve, but activism has always been part of our DNA anyway.’
- ‘Structurally, our doctrinal foundation and strategy are aligned and congruent.’
- ‘The outcome must be one that is equitable and balances operational time and respite, and one that is structurally sustainable.’
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