stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive

(Latin: to build, to build up; to pile; to construct; to place together, to arrange)

destruct (verb), destructs; destructed; destructing
To do away with something or to tear it apart: "The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons."
destructibility (s) (noun), destructibilities (pl)
1. That which can be broken or easily destroyed: "The destructibility of the glasses were obvious when the swinging door to the kitchen suddenly hit his tray full of drinking glassware."
2. Items or objects that are subject to destruction: "Many kinds of destructibilities exist for fragile objects; especially, those made of glass, thin plastic coverings, or other things that are made of less than solid materials."
destructible (adjective), more destructible, most destructible
1. That which can be broken, damaged beyond use or repair; or liable to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, by rending, burning, or dissolving.
2. Breakable and injuring beyond repair or renewal; to demolish; ruin; annihilate.
destructibleness (s) (noun) (no plural)
That which can be annihilated or that is easily subject to eradication or being wiped out.
destruction (s) (noun), destructions (pl)
The action or process of causing so much damage to something that it can no longer exist or it cannot be repaired: "The fire caused the destruction of two landmarks."

"Wars often result in death and widespread destruction."

destructive (adjective), more destructive, most destructive
Causing severe or a very large amount of damage or harm: "There is a destructive effect of unemployment on people who lose their homes and end up on the streets."

"It was one of the most destructive storms in recent memory."

destructive competition (s) (noun), destructive competitions (pl)
1. Rivalry that forces several producers out of the market.

It usually occurs when there are too many producers of a product that prices are driven down to the point where no one makes a profit.

It can also happen if a single producer is significantly wealthier than other producers and can afford to cut prices drastically until the other producers are driven out of business.

2. The result of businesses which strive to benefit when an individual, a group, or an organism damages or eliminates competing individuals, groups and/or even organisms and which opposes the desire for mutual survival.

In this situation, success of one group is dependent on the failure of the other competing groups.

destructive criticism (s) (noun), destructive criticisms (pl)
1. Designed or tending to disprove or discredit someone or an action.
2. That which is intended to damage or to hurt rather than be helpful or instructive: "Criticism should not be destructive, but instead it should be constructive."
destructive distillation (s) (noun), destructive distillations (pl)
A process in which a carbon-containing material; such as, coal or oil shale is heated in the absence of air, resulting in its decomposition into solids, liquids, and gases, with the solid end product being carbon.
destructively (adverb), more destructively, most destructively
1. Causing a significant amount of damage or demolishment in a destructive manner: "That guy and his country are destructively aggressive."
2. Causing a break down or a disassembly, to reduce something to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains; by rending, burning, or dissolving.
destructiveness (s) (noun) (no plural form)
1. Causing severe damage or harm or capable of causing great damage, harm, or injury: "The destructiveness of the storm was the worst on record."
2. Tending to overthrow, to disprove, or to discredit.
3. Causing chaos, destruction, or wanting to cause damage.
destructor (s) (noun), destructors (pl)
1. A furnace or oven for the burning or carbonizing of refuse.
2. A furnace or "a full refuse destructor" in which the more solid constituents of sewage are burnt.
3. Destructors are often constructed so as to utilize refuse as fuel.

The first known example of a systematic incineration of urban solid wastes; a system burning mixed waste and producing steam to generate electricity, was put into operation in Nottingham, England in 1874.

Electronic Industries Association, EIA (noun)
A trade association consisting primarily of the electronic component and equipment manufactulrers industry.

Some of its functions include the formulation of technical standards, dissemination of marketing data, standardization of sizes, and the maintenance of contact with government agencies in matters relating to the electronics industry.

The association was originally known as the Radio Manufacturers Association, RMA (1924-1950), Radio-Television Manufacturers Association, RTMA (1950-1953), and later as the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers Association or RETMA (1953-1957).

electronic industry (s) (noun), electronic industries (pl)
Industrial organizations engaged in the manufacture, design, development, and/or substantial assembly of electronic equipment, systems, assemblies, or the components of such structures.
electronic structure (s) (noun), electronic structures (pl)
1. The distribution of electrons in the material and the energies related to changes in this distribution.
2. An arrangement of electrons in an atom, molecule, or solid, specified by their wave functions, energy levels, or quantum numbers.
3. The arrangement of the electron orbitals in an atom or molecule, often described in terms of he quantum numbers, energy levels, or wave-functions.

Related "together" units: com-; greg-; inter-.