megastructure


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meg·a·struc·ture

 (mĕg′ə-strŭk′chər)
n.
1. An extremely large building or structure.
2. A very large building, often containing modular units, designed to allow a community to be self-enclosed or self-sustaining.
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megastructure

(ˈmɛɡəˌstrʌktʃə)
n
(Architecture) a very large building or complex
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