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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.
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.
We define two groups of connection coordinates in which a group corresponds to connection coordinates b', [bar.b], and b located on connection substructures, substructures, and assembly structure, respectively, and they are on a side of all the connections corresponding to another group, namely, c', [bar.c], and c on another side.
The design stage of complex structures may include the addition of substructures with respect to the initial structure or the removal of substructures from the original structure; this requires further analysis.
That said, we could try to detect substructures around other galaxies.
The Frequency Response Function of Substructures. As the schematic showed in Figure 1, the whole structure S consists of substructures M and N.
Machine tools are composed of many substructures connected together by joints such as bolts, rivets, glue, and welds.
In current complex eigenvalue analysis models, the contacts between the substructures are presented by imaginary springs.
Feng and Mita first proposed to release the connections between the megabuilding and the substructures in a mega-sub structure, but without installing dampers between the megabuilding and the substructures.
The behaviour of many materials used in engineering (e.g., metals, alloys, granular materials, composites, liquid crystals, polycrystals) is often influenced by the existing or emergent microstructure (e.g., 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.