Borrowed from French architecture, from Latin architectūra. Originally from architect, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιτέκτων or arkhitéktōn (architect), literally “chief builder, principal craftsman.”
architecture (countable and uncountable, plural architectures)
- 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 New York City is amazing.
- Any particular style of building design.
- Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
- A unifying structure.
- (computing) A family of CPUs sharing a common instruction set and having partial or full compatibility with software built on each other.
- Many computers that run Microsoft Windows use the X86 and X64 architectures.
- (computing) A specific model of a microchip or CPU.
- The Intel architectures have more software written for them.
- The structure and design of a system or product.
- The architecture of the company's billing system is designed to support its business goals.
- computer architecture
- enterprise architecture
- software architecture
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