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Noun: architecture  'aa(r)-ki,tek-chu(r)
  1. An architectural product or work
     
  2. The discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
     
  3. The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their aesthetic effect
     
  4. (computing) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software
    "the architecture of a computer's system software";
    - computer architecture

Derived forms: architectures

Type of: bailiwick, beaux arts, building, discipline, edifice, field, field of study, fine arts, profession, structure, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Encyclopedia: Architecture, SUST