structure

structure
The description of how a project financing is drawdown, repaid, and collateralized secured. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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structure struc‧ture [ˈstrʌktʆə ǁ -ər] noun [countable, uncountable]
the way an organization, system, market etc is organized or put together:

• Mr. Reed has set a course that ultimately will dismantle much of the bank's huge bureaucratic structure.

• a complex structure of affiliated companies

ˌcapital ˈstructure also fiˌnancial ˈstructure [countable] FINANCE
the way a business is financed, for example the amount of debt it has in relation to share capital (= total share value):

• The refinancing improves the company's financial structure and cash flow.

ˌcorporate ˈstructure [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
the way in which a company or group of companies is organized:

• The proposed changes in the corporate structure are intended to reduce costs.

ˈcost ˌstructure [countable] ACCOUNTING
an organization's different costs and the way they are related to each other:

• We have too high a cost structure, and it's obvious that we can eliminate more jobs.

ˌhighly ˌleveraged ˌcapital ˈstructure [countable] FINANCE
a capital structure in which there is a lot of debt in relation to the amount of capital invested in shares:

• They have a highly leveraged capital structure, with debt representing 73% of the company's $3.3 billion capital.

ˈmatrix ˌstructure [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES
an arrangement in which some employees are responsible to managers in two or more different departments in an organization:

• A matrix structure is more common in organizations with a range of different products, brands, or markets.

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structure UK US /ˈstrʌktʃər/ noun
[C] the way in which the parts of a system are arranged or organized, or the system itself: »

The company attributed the strong growth to a decentralized corporate structure.

pricing/charging/fee structure »

The phone uses a simplified pricing structure based on minutes of talk time.

pay/tax/rate structure »

A new regional pay structure has been introduced.

the structure of sth »

Market forces will inevitably bring about changes in the structure of the wholesale sector.

[C] an object such as a building, that has been built or arranged in a particular way: »

Their new head office is an impressive glass and steel structure.

[C or U] the condition of being well arranged or organized: have/lack/need (a) structure »

His financial plans lack structure.

See also CAPITAL STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑capital structure), CAREER STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑career structure), CORPORATE STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑corporate structure), COST STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑cost structure), FINANCIAL STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑financial structure), MATRIX STRUCTURE(Cf. ↑matrix structure)
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structure UK US /ˈstrʌktʃər/ verb [T]
to plan, organize, or arrange the parts of something: »

Serious questions will be asked about the way they have chosen to structure the company.

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There are ways to structure the deal that will get around these problems.

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The funds are all structured slightly differently.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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