sub|struc|ture «SUHB STRUHK chuhr, suhb STRUHK-», noun.
1. the underlying and supporting structure of a building; foundation.
2. the base of earth, concrete, stone, or other material, upon which the ballast of a railroad is laid or the superstructure of a bridge is built.
3. Figurative. a substructure for religious belief. SYNONYM(S): groundwork, basis.

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