substructure


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sub·struc·ture

 (sŭb′strŭk′chər)
n.
1. The supporting part of a structure; the foundation.
2. The earth bank or bed supporting railroad tracks.

sub·struc′tur·al adj.

substructure

(ˈsʌbˌstrʌktʃə)
n
1. a structure, pattern, etc, that forms the basis of anything
2. (Building) a structure forming a foundation or framework for a building or other construction
subˈstructural adj

sub•struc•ture

(sʌbˈstrʌk tʃər, ˈsʌbˌstrʌk-)

n.
any foundation or supporting structure; basis.
[1720–30]
sub•struc′tur•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.substructure - the basic structure or features of a system or organizationsubstructure - the basic structure or features of a system or organization
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
structure - the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
2.substructure - lowest support of a structuresubstructure - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
bed - a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
Translations

substructure

[ˈsʌbˌstrʌktʃəʳ] Ninfraestructura f

substructure

nUnterbau m; (fig also)Grundlage f; (Build) → Fundament nt; (of bridge)Widerlager nt

substructure

[ˈsʌbˌstrʌktʃəʳ] nsottostruttura

sub·struc·ture

n. subestructura, soporte o material que sirve de base.
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The machine immediately broke through the massive substructure upon which it was builded, and sank out of sight into the earth, the aeronaut springing out barely in time to save himself.
I had placed myself at the port-scuttle, and saw some magnificent substructures of coral, zoophytes, seaweed, and fucus, agitating their enormous claws, which stretched out from the fissures of the rock.
Following the completion of Substructure Engineering Design in early 2014, Shell Philippines Exploration B.
The substructure extends to a maximum depth of occupied space of 74-ft.
Stating that the excavation teams have discovered numerous earthenware pots, jewelry molds and glass-ceramic materials over the past 11 years, MercangE[micro]z further stated that the team has also come across a substructure beneath a church that was found in the castle.
The investigators placed eyeglasses on the patient's face and used silicone to check the relationship with the nasal prosthesis wax-up to design the substructure framework used to connect the prosthesis to the eyeglasses.
Modelling macroscopic mechanical properties of materials in relation to their substructure is a longstanding problem in materials science [3].
Electron beam deposition of copper in certain conditions results in the formation of condensates with the grains having a twinned substructure (1).
Coverage includes the history of metal-ceramic restoration; dental porcelain chemistry; casting alloys for bonding to dental porcelain; metal-ceramic substructure design; spruing, investing, and casting; how dental porcelain bonds to metal; preparation of the metal substructure for porcelain; applying porcelain to the metal substructure; and adjusting and finishing the restoration.
Recent projects included major excavation and substructure works for the Selfridges and Debenhams stores at the Bullring, on which Mr Love was project manager.
Two concrete abutments and 14 concrete piers make up the substructure.
The modular approach gives the OEM more flexibility to commonize the substructure across a platform and create greater styling and feature differentiation between brands within a platform," he claims.