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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 correctly a person responsible for achieving a particular plan or aim: Bevan was the architect of the British National Health Service.
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in Korean 건축가…
in Arabic مُهَنْدِس مِعْماري…
in French architecte…
in Turkish mimar…
in Italian architetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建築師, 設計師, 創造者…
in Russian архитектор…
in Polish architekt…
in Spanish arquitecto…
in Portuguese arquiteto, -a…
in German der/die Architekt(in)…
in Catalan arquitecte, -a…
in Japanese 建築家, 建築士…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建筑师, 设计师, 创造者…
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