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English noun: architecture

1. architecture (artifact) an architectural product or work

Broader (hypernym)building, edifice

Domain categoryarchitecture

2. architecture (cognition) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

SamplesArchitecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use.

Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, beaux arts, discipline, field, field of study, fine arts, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Narrower (hyponym)interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning

Part holonymarchitectonics, tectonics

Domain category membersarced, arch, arched, arching, architectural ornament, architecture, arciform, arcuate, art form, astylar, attached, attic, bowed, build, column, columniation, conge, congee, corbel, corbel, corbel arch, corbel step, corbie gable, corbie-step, corbiestep, corner, cornice, crow step, detached, drip, drip mold, drip mould, engaged, entablature, fenestration, foliage, foliate, foliated, foliation, hip, modillion, order, pier, pillar, pinnacle, quoin, scape, shaft, spandrel, spandril, term, terminal figure, terminus, trabeate, trabeated, truss, vaulting

3. architecture (act) the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect

Broader (hypernym)profession

Domain category membersair-condition, air-cool, cantilever, crenel, crenelate, crenellate, gate, machicolate, rafter, rail, ramp, reseat, sanitate, seat, step, terrace, terrasse

4. architecture (attribute) (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software

SamplesThe architecture of a computer's system software.

Synonymscomputer architecture

Broader (hypernym)structure

Narrower (hyponym)CISC, complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing, reduced instruction set computer, reduced instruction set computing, RISC

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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