architecture

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

noun

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Origin of architecture

First recorded in 1555–65; from Middle French, from Latin architectūra; see architect, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for architecture

architecture
/ (ˈɑːkɪˌtɛktʃə) /

noun

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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