Meaning of ARCHITECTURE in English

ARCHITECTURE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər ]

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.