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Pattern or structure[edit]

Although in my private language I have always used pattern rather than structure, both Bertrand Russell and Alfred Korzybski use the word structure for this concept. User:Fredbauder

So this article, then, is supposed to be about "structure" as discussed by Russell and Korzybski? If this is the case, we should certainly note this in the body of the article, and perhaps even rename the article to note this. Or do you mean this to be about other conceptions of "structure" as well? If so, whose? --Ryguasu 16:29 Dec 3, 2002 (UTC)

I think a pattern is a structure; a structure that is commonly found and observed, and thus can be talked about as having a seperate existence from other structures. There are some structures which are unique, uncommon, or undiscovered, and thus aren't patterns. So, I believe patterns are a subset of structures. --Digitalis3 21:17, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Current Article[edit]

de:Struktur nl:structuur

A Structure can be a building or other thing built, such as a bridge, but here the structure of a thing is how the parts of it relate to each other, how it is put together; how it works is process, but process requires a viable structure.

Both reality and language have structure. One of the goals of general semantics, and of science, is to create and use language the structure of which accurately parallels the structure of reality.

To structure is also a verb, meaning 'to give structure to'.

See also: pattern, general semantics, reality — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guaka (talkcontribs) 13:57, 6 July 2003 (UTC)

From wordnet 1.6[edit]


  1. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons" [syn: construction]
  2. the manner of construction of something and the disposition of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the architecture of a computer's system software" [syn: architecture]
  3. the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
  4. a particular complex anatomical structure; "he has good bone structure" [syn: anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure]
  5. the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family" [syn: social organization, social structure, social system]
  6. give a structure to; "I need to structure my days"

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Guaka (talkcontribs) 13:57, 6 July 2003 (UTC)

my sketch thingy[edit]

(damn this is hard)

  • A structure is an entity with certain properties. The entity can be material or non-material. The structure is an arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles.
  • If a structure is created by intelligence it is meant
  • non-material: mental/intellectual/cognitive?
  • Reality, language and musical pieces are examples of structures that
  • Fields such as biology structure usually also encompasses — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guaka (talkcontribs) 13:57, 6 July 2003 (UTC)

Misplaced text[edit]

Why is magic schoolbus listed here? J.S. Nelson 19:55, 12 Jul 2004 (UTC)

The world may never know my friend, the world may never know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:03, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Style, Language, Formatting[edit]

it seems like someone relatively inexperienced took it upon themselves to expand on the "built structure" section. Uhm, yeah, just reading it is pretty much is self-explanatory of the kind of help and treatment it needs... (talk) 04:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Fixed above by adding section on "Physical structure" type and integrating "built structure" as a subset of this type. Panchobook (talk) 23:15, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

The Data Structure section[edit]

The data structure section seems overly complex. I am an experienced software Engeneer and had some trouble following the text. The section could be greatly simplified. I might have missed something. If so, can anyone enlighten me? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Moved the overly complex parts of this section to the main article on Data structure. Panchobook (talk) 23:10, 23 June 2011 (UTC)