architecture

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

Definition of architecture

  1. 1 :  the art or science of building; specifically :  the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones

  2. 2a :  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 <a novel that lacks architecture>

  3. 3 :  architectural product or work <buildings that comprise the architecture of the square>

  4. 4 :  a method or style of building <Gothic architecture>

  5. 5 :  the manner in which the components of a computer or computer system are organized and integrated <different program architectures>

Examples of architecture in a sentence

  1. In college, he studied architecture.

  2. The architecture of the building is modern.

Origin and Etymology of architecture

see architect


First Known Use: 1555

Other Architecture Terms


ARCHITECTURE Defined for English Language Learners

architecture

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

Definition of architecture for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ARCHITECTURE Defined for Kids

architecture

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

Definition of architecture for Students

  1. 1 :  the art of designing buildings <studying architecture>

  2. 2 :  a style of building <a church of modern architecture>

architectural

adjective

architecturally

adverb <an architecturally innovative building>

Medical Dictionary

architecture

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

Medical Definition of architecture

  1. :  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>

architectural

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architecturally

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