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)
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.


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


The funds are all structured slightly differently.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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