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superstructure

1. Nautical any structure above the main deck of a ship with sides flush with the sides of the hull
2. the part of a bridge supported by the piers and abutments
3. (in Marxist theory) an edifice of interdependent agencies of the state, including legal and political institutions and ideologies, each possessing some autonomy but remaining products of the dominant mode of economic production

Superstructure

Any structure built upon something else, such as a building on its foundation; any structure above the main supporting level, as opposed to the substructure or basement.

superstructure

see BASE AND SUPERSTRUCTURE.

Superstructure

 

a concept within historical materialism that signifies the totality of ideological relationships, views, and institutions in a given society. The superstructure embraces the state, the political and legal forms of consciousness, and the corresponding institutions, as well as morals, religion, philosophy, and art.

superstructure

[′sü·pər‚strək·chər]
(civil engineering)
The part of a structure that is raised on the foundation.
(naval architecture)
The entire structure of a ship above the main deck.
(solid-state physics)

superstructure

1. That part of a building or structure which is above the level of the adjoining ground or the level of the foundation.
2. Any structure built on something else, as a building on its foundation; that part of a structure which receives the live load directly.

superstructure

superstructure
superstructure
i. The framework of formers and stringers attached to the main truss-type aircraft fuselage. It is not a load-bearing member but gives shape to the fuselage.
ii. A secondary structure built above the main fuselage or another part of the aircraft. It is used normally while testing the engine before mating the rear fuselage with the front fuselage.
iii. The above-deck structure on an aircraft.
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NHI's structures program area offers additional classroom-based and online training in seismic analysis, earthquake engineering, and superstructure design for interested structural engineers.
"We are not endorsing any particular vendor," said Paul Millman, PE, RA, principal of Superstructures, but we have screened their products by specifying them ourselves and watching their performance over time."
"We are not endorsing any particular vendor," said Paul Millman, principal of Superstructures, "but we have screened their products by specifying them ourselves and watching their performance over time."
purchase and delivery of a new spare part for 89 superstructures, adapters, superstructure engines.
Prior to joining Superstructures, Kermani worked for Vincent Stramandinoli Associates.
Muckbachtalbrcke: in the course of the a 81 motorway from heilbronn to wrzburg, the muckbachtalbrcke construction converts the two carriageways into 5 separate, almost identical superstructures over the muckbach and the l 578.
The subject of the public contract is the delivery of 8 4 x 4 trucks as replaceable superstructure carriers for road maintenance, 9 pieces of loose superstructures, 7 three-sided tipping bodies, 8 pieces of snow plows, 2 pieces of self-collecting sweeping superstructures and 1 pc of repair of potholes.
Contract notice: delivery of 4 n3 trucks including loose superstructures
steel superstructures 1 293 t reinforced concrete 2 827 m 3 sheet piling 9 190 m 2 in-situ bored piles 3 241 m auxiliary bridges 2 pcs track superstructure with civil engineering 3 965 m earthworks and excavation 24 051 m 3 demolition steel superstructures 1 070 t demolition reinforced concrete 4 062 m 3
The sum total of these relations of production is the economic structure of society, the real foundation on which rises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness.
Contract notice: new railway bridge kattwyk, construction supervision services for lot 1 track superstructure ve05b, lot 2 overhead line ve006 and lot 3 control and safety technology ve007