Definition of Substructure

1. Noun. The basic structure or features of a system or organization.

Exact synonyms: Infrastructure
Group relationships: System
Generic synonyms: Structure



2. Noun. Lowest support of a structure. "He stood at the foot of the tower"
Exact synonyms: Base, Foot, Foundation, Fundament, Groundwork, Understructure
Specialized synonyms: Bed, Raft Foundation
Group relationships: Construction, Structure
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Basal

Definition of Substructure

1. n. Same as Substruction.

Definition of Substructure

1. Noun. The supporting part of a structure (either physical or organizational; the foundation); underbuilding. ¹

2. Noun. The earth or gravel that railway sleepers are embedded in. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Substructure

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Substructure

substratification
substratifications
substratum
substratums
substream
substreams
substring
substrings
substruct
substructed
substructing
substructions
substructs
substructural
substructure (current term)
substructured
substructures
substudies
substudy
substyle
substyles
subsubroutine
subsubroutines
subsulfide
subsulfides
subsulphate
subsulphates
subsulphide
subsulphides

Literary usage of Substructure

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1. Economics of Bridgework: A Sequel to Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1921)
"The diagram makes the cost per foot for the substructure $420—quite a discrepancy. For low-level, single-track-railroad bridges with a foundation depth of ..."

2. The Design of Structures: A Practical Treatise on the Building of Bridges by Samuel Anglin (1891)
"substructure and Superstructure—A bridge may be divided into two main parts— 1. The substructure; 2. The superstructure. The substructure comprises the ..."

3. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"The most striking single fact revealed by an analysis of the result is that in the new combination the superstructure is Norman, the substructure ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"COLOSSEUM, PROBABLE RESTORATION OF PART OF THE substructure. sum of money on a wooden theatre that was destroyed by fire a few years afterwards, ..."

5. The Design and Construction of Dams: Including Masonry, Earth, Rock-fill by Edward Wegmann (1899)
"The substructure is divided by a central wall into two divisions, one for each line of outlet-pipes. A cross-wall divides each division into an inlet- and ..."

6. Memoirs by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1903)
"... PLAN OF TEMPLE AND substructure. pointed arch of the vault, which at its base is separated from the face of the wall by a cornice. ..."

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