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architecture

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈɑːkɪtektʃər/
PROPERTY the job or activity of designing buildings: He earned a master's degree in architecture.
PROPERTY a particular type of building: environmentally sustainable architecture
IT the design and structure of a computer system, which controls what equipment can be connected to it and what software can operate on it: hardware/software architecture Their software architecture is good and they continue to show good growth.
the structure of an organization, which influences the relationship between its parts and employees: He regards this as an opportunity to deliver a radical new departmental architecture. →  See also information architecture
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