Meaning of ARCHITECTURE in English


Pronunciation: ' är-k ə - ˌ tek-ch ə r

Function: noun

Date: 1555

1 : the art or science of building specifically : the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones

2 a : formation or construction resulting from or as if from a conscious act <the architecture of the garden> b : a unifying or coherent form or structure <the novel lacks architecture >

3 : architectural product or work

4 : a method or style of building

5 : the manner in which the components of a computer or computer system are organized and integrated

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.