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  • n  the basic structure or features of a system or organization
  • n  lowest support of a structure

  • In the Wildean substructure of Travesties, Tzara doubles as John Worthing (Earnest in town-Jack in the country).
  • Stoppard's works seem solidest when built on an earlier substructure.
  • Stalin rejected Williams' more radical theory: that Russian farm machinery should be horse-drawn or hung from cranes, since heavy tractors would ruin the soil's substructure.

  • Steve Flesch in Carroll County Times (registration)
    You're walking around thinking, 'This place has got to be like Disney World,' Flesch said then. "There's got to be a substructure underneath here with tunnels and escape hatches and stuff like that."
  • Stephen Conroy in iT News
    This could be along the lines of a federated peak body and substructure as proposed by the Productivity Commission in its draft report, Review of Australia's Consumer Policy Framework,Conroy said.
  • Helen Zille in Independent Online
    In her budget speech on Wednesday, mayor Helen Zille said: "In order to ensure that we remain within our authorised mandate and in order to avoid wasting time we have gained, we therefore need to extend authorisation to the substructure of the...

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