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architecturenoun [U]

uk   /ˈɑː.kɪ.tek.tʃər/  us   /ˈɑːr.kə.tek.tʃɚ/
B1 the art and practice of designing and making buildings: to study architecture
B1 the style in which buildings are made: Roman architecture

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(Definition of architecture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"architecture" in American English

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architecturenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑr·kɪˌtek·tʃər/
the art and science of designing and making buildings, or the style of a building: modern/classical/Gothic architecture He studied architecture with Gropius.
architectural
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌɑr·kɪˈtek·tʃər·əl/
Framed architectural drawings hung on the walls of his office.
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"architecture" in Business English

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architecturenoun [U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of architecture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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