Definition of “architecture” - English Dictionary

“architecture” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “architecture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“architecture” in Business English

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architecturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɑːkɪtektʃər/ us

PROPERTY the job or activity of designing buildings:

He earned a master's degree in architecture.

PROPERTY a particular type of building:

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)