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superstructure

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Noun

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superstructure

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  1. (nautical) Any structure built above the top full deck. (FM 55-501).
  2. Any material structure or edifice built on something else; that which is raised on a foundation or basis
  3. all that part of a building above the basement. Also used figuratively.
  4. (UK) (railroad) The sleepers, and fastenings, in distinction from the roadbed.

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