Definition of structurally in English:



  • 1In a way that relates to the structure of a building or other item.

    ‘the building is structurally sound’
    ‘the structurally minimalist domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall’
    ‘fish skin is structurally different from that of mammals’
    • ‘There is a certain crudeness in its construction, an overuse of stone, far more than structurally necessary.’
    • ‘Twenty per cent of the bridges were structurally deficient.’
    • ‘Structurally, the roof is simple, with tubular steel arches laid out in a regular grid.’
    • ‘These installations are structurally independent of the new building.’
    • ‘The trachea bifurcates into two primary bronchi, which are structurally similar to the trachea.’
    1. 1.1In a way that relates to the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of a complex whole.
      ‘how the company develops structurally will change as we go along’
      ‘the film is structurally flawed’
      • ‘Visually and structurally disorienting, and loaded with obscure symbolism, this film epitomises for many what mars the student film scene.’
      • ‘It's not just that the plot is unrealistic, it's that it simply doesn't work structurally.’
      • ‘I think our corporate governance has structurally been on the improve, but activism has always been part of our DNA anyway.’
      • ‘Structurally, our doctrinal foundation and strategy are aligned and congruent.’
      • ‘The outcome must be one that is equitable and balances operational time and respite, and one that is structurally sustainable.’