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 S - Structure


Structure: Entity made up of diverse parts that remains the same entity if some of its parts are replaced by other parts of the same kind.

This is a fundamental stipulative definition of a fundamental idea that is fleshed out in various ways in various disciplines, like logic, mathematics and linguistics. Structures in some sense are often supposed to be part of reality, and sometimes reality or some part of it is considered to be made up of nothing but structures.


See also: Cartesian Product, Relation, Structuralism


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 Original: Aug 19, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top