Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you structure something in a particular way, you organise or build it that way. (noun) A structure is something that has been built or put together, especially something big, such as a building. (noun) The structure of something is the way that it is put together.

Examples: (verb) The lecture was structured to allow students to ask questions at the end. (verb) It’s important to prepare a list of questions to structure the interview. (noun) The CN tower is the tallest structure in Toronto. (noun) The social structure of a class is often very complex. (noun) The structure of your writing should allow your ideas to flow from one to the next.

Synonyms: nouns: format, arrangement, build. building, construction. verbs: organise, build, form.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 D

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