Definition of structure–function in US English:

structure–function

noun

  • The way in which the structure of something relates to its function. rare.

adjective

  • That relates to both structure and function.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Edwin Holt (1873–1946). From structure + function.

Pronunciation

structure–function

/ˈstrʌktʃəˌfʌŋ(k)ʃn/