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architecture

noun ar·chi·tec·ture \ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər\

: the art or science of designing and creating buildings

: a method or style of building

: the way in which the parts of a computer are organized

Full Definition of ARCHITECTURE

1
:  the art or science of building; specifically :  the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones
2
a :  formation or construction resulting from or as if from a conscious act <the architecture of the garden>
b :  a unifying or coherent form or structure <the novel lacks architecture>
3
:  architectural product or work
4
:  a method or style of building
5
:  the manner in which the components of a computer or computer system are organized and integrated

Examples of ARCHITECTURE

  1. In college, he studied architecture.
  2. The architecture of the building is modern.

First Known Use of ARCHITECTURE

1555

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE Defined for Kids

architecture

noun ar·chi·tec·ture \ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər\

Definition of ARCHITECTURE for Kids

1
:  the art of designing buildings <studying architecture>
2
:  a style of building <a church of modern architecture>
ar·chi·tec·tur·al adjective
ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly adverb <an architecturally innovative building>
Medical Dictionary

architecture

noun ar·chi·tec·ture \ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər\

Medical Definition of ARCHITECTURE

:  the basic structural form especially of a bodily part or of a large molecule <the architecture and function of the cerebral cortex> <the complex molecular architecture of muscle cells—Carolyn Cohen>
ar·chi·tec·tur·al \ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl, -ˈtek-shrəl\ adjective
ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly \-ē\ adverb
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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