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superstructure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Superstructure  \Su`per*struc"ture\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  superstructure.] 
  1.  Any  material  structure  or  edifice  built  on  something  else; 
  that  which  is  raised  on  a  foundation  or  basis;  esp. 
  (Arch.),  all  that  part  of  a  building  above  the  basement. 
  Also  used  figuratively. 
 
  You  have  added  to  your  natural  endowments  the 
  superstructure  of  study.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Railway  Engin.)  The  sleepers,  and  fastenings,  in 
  distinction  from  the  roadbed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  superstructure 
  n  :  part  of  a  ship  above  the  main  deck 




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