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Webster 1913 Edition


Architecture

Ar′chi-tecˊture

(?; 135)
,
Noun.
[L.
architectura
, fr.
architectus
: cf. F.
architecture
. See
Architect
.]
1.
The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; – often called civil architecture.
Many other
architectures
besides Gothic.
Ruskin.
3.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
The
architecture
of grasses, plants, and trees.
Tyndall.
The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine
architecture
.
Burnet.
Military architecture
,
the art of fortifications.
Naval architecture
,
the art of building ships.

Webster 1828 Edition


Architecture

'ARCHITECTURE

,
Noun.
[L. architectura.]
1.
The art of building; but in a more limited and appropriate sense, the art of constructing houses, bridges and other buildings for the purposes of civil life.
2.
Frame or structure.
The earth is a piece of divine architecture.
Military architecture is the art of fortification.
Naval architecture is the art of building ships.

Definition 2021


architecture

architecture

See also: architecturé

English

Noun

architecture (countable and uncountable, plural architectures)

  1. The art and science of designing and managing the construction of buildings and other structures, particularly if they are well proportioned and decorated.
    The architecture throughout NYC is amazing.
  2. The profession of an architect.
  3. Any particular style of building design.
  4. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
    • Tyndall
      the architecture of grasses, plants, and trees
    • Burnet
      the formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture
  5. A unifying structure.
  6. (computing) A specific model of a microchip or CPU.
    The Intel architectures have more software written for them.
  7. The structure and design of a system or product.
    • 2004, Prof P.C.P. Bhatt, (nptel.iitm.ac.in) Module 14: Unix Kernel Architecture
      The kernel runs the show, i.e. it manages all the operations in a Unix flavored environment. The kernel architecture must support the primary Unix requirements. These requirements fall in two categories namely, functions for process management and functions for file management (files include device files). Process management entails allocation of resources including CPU, memory, and offers services that processes may need. The file management in itself involves handling all the files required by processes, communication with device drives and regulating transmission of data to and from peripherals.
    The architecture of the company's billing system is designed to support its business goals.

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Appendix:Glossary of architecture


French

Etymology

From Latin architectūra

Pronunciation

Noun

architecture f (plural architectures)

  1. architecture

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