substructure

(redirected from substructures)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Manufacture of steel substructure of the connector and the structural steel substructures art essays or skylights for a new building of the seminary preachers.
phases in multiphase materials, voids, microcracks, dislocation substructures, texture).
These 59 papers report observational evidence for substructures, their internal structure, and their dynamical evolution and disruption, within the tidal field of the host galaxy.
There were three kinds of works in Beatrice Caracciolo's recent exhibition: exquisitely animated abstract expressionist drawings; others that look more like landscapes (and which introduce art-historically familiar material in the form of allusions to Chinese landscape and Japanese calligraphy), and unexpectedly bold suspended or freestanding sculptures comprised of zinc sheets mounted on wooden substructures.
Welch recently developed a unique process to form a sheet of 5-mil Teflon film over substructures like a foam donut or a silicone gasket.
In some of the cells, including human immune cells, the protein migrated into cell substructures known as mitochondria, deformed them, and ultimately triggered programmed cell death, a process in which mitochondria are known to be instrumental.
Finishing and installation of substructures and mesh were carried out by GKD and specialist fitters, Amelung & Ellmrich, Herzfelde.
SARNavigator's SAR Maps enable users to visualize all biologically relevant chemical information from a high-throughput screen, while SAR Rules provide an automated method to locate likely chemical series based on shared substructures.
The certification must include (i) the detail design of the topsides KFA and KFB and, optionally to the benefit of the contracting entities, of the topside KFE, and (ii) the detail design of the 2 substructures for the 3 topsides: Certification of topside KFA.
Unfortunately, in so doing, we become aware of the clunkiness of their stands and substructures.