1. [ noun ] (architecture) an architectural product or work
Related terms: building
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
Synonyms: computer_architecture

"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
Synonyms: structure

"artists must study the structure of the human body" "the structure of the benzene molecule"

Related terms: constitution framework computer_architecture infrastructure cytoarchitecture structure
Similar spelling:   architect