• (adj): Relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure.
    Example: "Structural unemployment in a technological society"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on structural:

Structural Basin
... A structural basin is a large-scale structural formation of rock strata formed by tectonic warping of previously flat lying strata ... Structural basins are geological depressions, and are the inverse of domes ... Some elongated structural basins are also known as synclines ...
Structural Pluralism
... Structural pluralism is a concept used to examine the way in which societies are structured, and specifically is a way to explain coverage differences in media markets ... Structural pluralism is what makes civic community a unique form of civil society (Morton, 2000) ... Structural pluralism represents the extent to which the community has an open and inclusive structure that permits minority voices and opinions to be heard when citizens and citizen groups ...
Construction Of The World Trade Center - Design - Wind Effects
... as the Empire State Building that have thick, heavy masonry for fireproofing of steel structural elements ... World Trade Center towers could be subjected to and structural response to those forces ... at the joints between floor trusses and perimeter columns, along with some other structural modifications reduced the building sway to an acceptable level ...
Progressive Collapse
... A building undergoes progressive collapse when a primary structural element fails, resulting in the failure of adjoining structural elements, which in turn causes further structural failure, similar to a house of cards ...
Arabic Architecture - Contemporary Muslim Architects - Fazlur Rahman Khan
... Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi structural engineer and architect, who revolutionized tall building design ... He is regarded as the "Einstein of structural engineering" ... the father of "tubular designs" for high rises these structural systems are fundamental to tall building design today ...

More definitions of "structural":

  • (adj): Affecting or involved in structure or construction.
    Example: "The structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements"; "structural damage"
  • (adj): Relating to or having or characterized by structure.
    Example: "Structural engineer"; "structural errors"; "structural simplicity"
  • (adj): Concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study.

Famous quotes containing the word structural:

    The reader uses his eyes as well as or instead of his ears and is in every way encouraged to take a more abstract view of the language he sees. The written or printed sentence lends itself to structural analysis as the spoken does not because the reader’s eye can play back and forth over the words, giving him time to divide the sentence into visually appreciated parts and to reflect on the grammatical function.
    J. David Bolter (b. 1951)