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Definition of superstructure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    superstructure

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːpəstrʌktʃə(r)//
     
    , BrE//ˈsjuːpəstrʌktʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːpərstrʌktʃər//
     
    Structures
     
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  1. 1a structure that is built on top of something, for example the upper parts of a ship or the part of a building above the ground compare substructure See related entries: Structures
  2. 2(formal) the systems and beliefs in a society that have developed from more simple ones the relationship between the economic base of society and the political superstructure of power
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: superstructure