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architecture

 
Noun architecture has 4 senses
  1. architecture - an architectural product or work
    --1 is a kind of
    building, edifice
  2. architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
    --2 is a kind of
    discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge; fine arts, beaux arts
    --2 has parts: architectonics, tectonics
    --2 has particulars: landscape architecture; urban planning; interior design
  3. architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
    --3 is a kind of
    profession
  4. computer architecture, architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
    --4 is a kind of structure
    --4 has particulars:
     complex instruction set computing, complex instruction set computer, CISC; reduced instruction set computing, reduced instruction set computer, RISC
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