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Superstructure meaning

superstructure - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any material structure or edifice built on something else; that which is raised on a foundation or basis
  2. 2. all that part of a building above the basement. Also used figuratively.
  3. 3. The sleepers, and fastenings, in distinction from the roadbed.
  4. 4. Structure erected on something else, or on a foundation.

superstructure - examples of usage

  1. In self- consciousness the framework is given which has to be filled; in it we have acquired only the basis upon which the superstructure has to be raised.
  2. The pendulum is now swinging back to the farm, and our great Nation is becoming aroused to the fact that its most vital concern is the elimination of soil waste, the promotion of scientific methods of agriculture, and the conservation of that soil fertility which is the foundation of our entire social, political and commercial superstructure.
  3. On the top of the superstructure rests a sheet of perforated boiler- plate.
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