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architecture

ar·chi·tec·ture

architecture

 
 
pronunciation:
ar k tek chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of designing buildings, or the profession of an architect.
The design of roofs is one of the most interesting aspects of architecture for her.
synonyms:
architectonics, building
similar words:
construction
definition 2: the style, character, or method of building design.
Ancient Greek architecture uses three styles of columns.
 
synonyms:
architectonics
similar words:
character, method, mode, plan, style
definition 3: the design, structure, or pattern of anything.
The music students are learning about the architecture of the classical symphony.
synonyms:
architectonics, design, fabric, makeup, structure
similar words:
composition, fashion, framework, pattern, plan
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derivations: architectural (adj.), architecturally (adv.)
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