Architecture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːrkɪtektʃər|  American pronunciation of the word architecture
Brit.  |ˈɑːkɪtɛktʃə|  British pronunciation of the word architecture

noun

- an architectural product or work
- 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

- the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
- (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software

the architecture of a computer's system software

Examples

In college, he studied architecture.

The architecture of the building is modern.

He studied architecture at university.

Architecturally, Chengdu is quite different from most of China.

architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

the architecture of a computer's system software

We've chosen three examples of contemporary architecture for closer study.

A style of architecture that emphasizes form over function

The Greek style of architecture

The church is a magnificent specimen of baroque architecture.

Animals sharing this basic architecture may have no closer affinity than a beetle and a squid.

The building is regarded as one of the jewels of modern architecture.

a return to classicism in modern architecture

The church is known for the extravagance of its architecture.

The house is a gem of colonial architecture.

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