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Substructure

noun
1.
The basic structure or features of a system or organization.  Synonym: infrastructure.
2.
Lowest support of a structure.  Synonyms: base, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, understructure.  "He stood at the foot of the tower"






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"Substructure" Quotes from Famous Books



... Cheops, at Memphis, covers a square whose side is seven hundred and sixty-eight feet, and rises into the air four hundred and fifty-two, and is a solid mass of stone, which has suffered less from time than the mountains near it. And it is probable that it stands over an immense substructure, in which may yet be found the lore of ancient Egypt, and which may even prove to be the famous labyrinth of which Herodotus speaks, built by the twelve kings of Egypt. According to this author, one hundred thousand men worked on ...
— The Old Roman World • John Lord



Words linked to "Substructure" :   bed, system, groundwork, support, construction, raft foundation, infrastructure, structure



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