Definition of substruction in English:

substruction

noun

  • 1Architecture
    The foundations or substructure of a building or other construction, especially (in classical architecture) a substructure which raises the floor of a building above ground level.

  • 2figurative, rare A basis, foundation.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Wotton (1568–1639), diplomat and writer. From classical Latin substructiōn-, substructiō building of a foundation or substructure, supporting structure, substructure from substruct-, past participial stem of substruere + -iō.

Pronunciation

substruction

/səbˈstrʌkʃn/