what exactly is a strut on a 98 Volvo S70 is it what we used to call a mot on 1998 Volvo S70

Do I have 4 strut on the colvo s70

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It is referred to as a shock absorber, or macpherson strut. Here is a picture and explanation: http://repairpal.com/front-suspension-strut