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English definition of “architect”


noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.kɪ.tekt/ us    /ˈɑːr-/
B1 a person whose job is to design new buildings and make certain that they are built correctlyArchitecture a person responsible for achieving a particular plan or aim: Bevan was the architect of the British National Health Service.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
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