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"architecture" in British English

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architecturenoun [U]

uk   /ˈɑː.kɪ.tek.tʃər/  us   /ˈɑːr.kɪ.tek.tʃɚ/
B1 the ​art and ​practice of ​designing and making ​buildings: to ​study architectureB1 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 ​drawingshung on the ​walls of his ​office.
(Definition of architecture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"architecture" in Business English

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architecturenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɑːkɪtektʃər/
PROPERTY the ​job or ​activity of ​designingbuildings: He ​earned a master's degree in architecture.
PROPERTY a particular ​type of ​building: environmentallysustainable architecture
IT the ​design and ​structure of a ​computersystem, 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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