Definition of Architecture

1. Noun. An architectural product or work.

Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice

2. Noun. 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. Noun. The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect.

4. Noun. (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software. "The architecture of a computer's system software"

Definition of Architecture

1. n. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.

Definition of Architecture

1. Noun. The art and science of designing buildings and other structures. ¹

2. Noun. The profession of an architect. ¹

3. Noun. Any particular style of building design. ¹

4. Noun. A unifying structure. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A specific model of a microchip or CPU. ¹

6. Noun. The structure and design of a system or product. ¹

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Definition of Architecture

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Medical Definition of Architecture

1. 1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; often called civil architecture. "Many other architectures besides Gothic." (Ruskin) 3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship. "The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees." (Tyndall) "The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture." (Burnet) Military architecture, the art of fortifications. Naval architecture, the art of building ships. Origin: L. Architectura, fr. Architectus: cf. F. Architecture. See Architect. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Architecture

architectural accessibility
architectural drawings
architectural engineering
architectural ornament
architectural panel
architectural pattern
architectural patterns
architectural plan
architectural shingle
architectural style
architecture (current term)

Literary usage of Architecture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Monuments religieux de l'architecture romane et de transition dans Ut région picarde, ... Romanesque architecture and Ornamentik in Germany, New York, 1901. ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Royal West of England Academy School of architecture (five yean' full-time ... «Birmingham School of architecture College of Arts and Crafts (five years' ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In summing up the present position of modern architecture, it may be said that architecture is now a more cosmopolitan art than it has been at any previous ..."

4. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"This, however, groups under the second class, not merely the 'fine art ' architecture, but also most of the minor and industrial arts. ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"Christian and Christian Art. The former is treated of in nine books, which are respectively devoted to—L Buddhist and Jaina architecture; ..."

6. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"In the beginning, architecture was necessarily domestic, in that it was entirely ... As civilization advanced, the field of architecture grew to embrace ..."

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