|1.||[ noun ] (architecture) an architectural product or work|
|2.||[ noun ] (architecture,fine art) 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"
|Related terms:||discipline fine_arts interior_design landscape_architecture urban_planning architectonics foliation column pinnacle corinthian arced build corbel_arch corbel_step term corbel corbel engaged fenestration corner corbie_gable foliate entablature trabeated cornice attached drip modillion pier arch doric art_form order shaft architectural_ornament vaulting columniation attic ionic detached astylar|
|3.||[ noun ] (work) the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect|
|Related terms:||profession seat rafter reseat ramp crenel terrace gate rail air-condition machicolate sanitate step cantilever|
|4.||[ noun ] (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software|
"the architecture of a computer's system software"
|Related terms:||structure complex_instruction_set_computing reduced_instruction_set_computing computer_science|
|5.||[ noun ] the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts|
"artists must study the structure of the human body" "the structure of the benzene molecule"
|Related terms:||constitution framework computer_architecture infrastructure cytoarchitecture structure|