Architecture

Definition of Architecture

Ar´chi`tec`ture
n.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.

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