Deep Structure

Entertainment / Literature / Deep Structure: In Noam Chomsky's transformational grammar, the biological 'hardwiring' in the brain that gives children the capacity to use language, as opposed to the surface structure, i.e., the incidentals of the language children actually learn.

Other Words for Deep

Deep Noun Synonyms: extensive, bottomless, abyssal, unfathomable, profound, wide, broad, yawning, chasmal or chasmic
Deep Adjective Synonyms: profound, arcane, recondite, difficult, abstruse, obscure, esoteric, incomprehensible, beyond or past comprehension, impenetrable, unfathomable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystic(al), occult, weighty, serious, heavy

Other Words for Structure

Structure Adverb Synonyms: form, shape, configuration, organization, arrangement, make-up, framework, order, design, formation, system, nature, character
Structure Adjective Synonyms: building, edifice, house, construction
Structure Noun Synonyms: construct, build, organize, design, form, shape, arrange, systematize

Surface Structure

Entertainment / Literature / Surface Structure: In linguistics, Noam Chomsky distinguishes between superficial 'surface structure' and 'deep structure.' Surface structure is a particular speech act (parole) as distinct from the biological hardwirin MORE


Business / Loan / Restructure: A revision of a financial agreement that alters the conditions or covenants of the original agreement. For example, parties may agree to restructure a loan agreement, easing the payment schedule, when MORE

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship

Science / Chemistry / Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship: A mathematical connection between chemical structure and biological activity, established by statistical analysis or pattern recognition techniques. MORE

Quaternary Structure

Science / Biology / Quaternary Structure: In some proteins, a fourth structural level created by interactions with other proteins. Aspect of protein structure determined by the number and arrangement of polypeptides in a large protein such as MORE

Return On Infrastructure Employed (ROIE)

Business / Accounting / Return On Infrastructure Employed (ROIE): A retrospective comparison of net earnings with yearly information technoloy (IT) operating expenses. MORE

Sedimentary Structure

Science / Geology / Sedimentary Structure: A structure in a sedimentary rock that forms at or near the time of deposition and reveals information about the depositional environment. Examples include: ripple marks, cross-bedding, mud cracks, an MORE