[ ahr-ki-tek-cher ]
/ ˈɑr kɪˌtɛk tʃər /


Origin of architecture

1555–65; (< Middle French) < Latin architectūra. See architect, -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for architecture

British Dictionary definitions for architecture

/ (ˈɑːkɪˌtɛktʃə) /


the art and science of designing and superintending the erection of buildings and similar structures
a style of building or structureGothic architecture
buildings or structures collectively
the structure or design of anythingthe architecture of the universe
the internal organization of a computer's components with particular reference to the way in which data is transmitted
the arrangement of the various devices in a complete computer system or network

Derived forms of architecture

architectural, adjectivearchitecturally, adverb
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