Architecture

Architecture

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.

Origin: L. Architectura, fr. Architectus: cf. F. Architecture. See architect.


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