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1. The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.
2. Buildings and other large structures: the low, brick-and-adobe architecture of the Southwest.
3. A style and method of design and construction: Byzantine architecture.
4. Orderly arrangement of parts; structure: the architecture of the federal bureaucracy; the architecture of a novel.
5. Computers The overall design or structure of a computer system or microprocessor, including the hardware or software required to run it.
6. Any of various disciplines concerned with the design or organization of complex systems: enterprise architecture.

[Latin architectūra, from architectus, architect; see architect.]

ar′chi·tec′tur·al adj.
ar′chi·tec′tur·al·ly adv.
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(ˌɑr kɪˈtɛk tʃər əl)

1. of or pertaining to architecture.
2. conforming to the basic principles of architecture.
3. having qualities characteristic of architecture; structural; architectonic.
ar`chi•tec′tur•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.architectural - of or pertaining to the art and science of architecturearchitectural - of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture; "architectural history"; "architectural design"
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[ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl] ADJarquitectónico
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[ˌɑːrkɪˈtɛktʃərəl] adj [heritage, style] → architectural(e)
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adj, architecturally
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[ˌɑːkɪˈtɛktʃrl] adjarchitettonico/a
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(ˈaːkitekt) noun
a person who designs buildings etc.
ˈarchitecture (-tʃə) noun
the art of designing buildings. He's studying architecture; modern architecture.
ˌarchiˈtectural adjective
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Not that all architectural ornament is to be neglected even in the rudest periods; but let our houses first be lined with beauty, where they come in contact with our lives, like the tenement of the shellfish, and not overlaid with it.
One day in returning from this spring by a circuitous path, I came upon a scene which reminded me of Stonehenge and the architectural labours of the Druids.
THE old Archiepiscopal Palace of Lambeth, on the southern bank of the Thames -with its Bishop's Walk and Garden, and its terrace fronting the river -- is an architectural relic of the London of former times, precious to all lovers of the picturesque, in the utilitarian London of the present day.
I was saying something old is what I should prefer, something odd and out of the way; something venerable, architectural, and inconvenient.'
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
Her visitors were startled and fascinated by the foreignness of this arrangement, which recalled scenes in French fiction, and architectural incentives to immorality such as the simple American had never dreamed of.
Our generation, quite reasonably, is not very proud of its architectural creations; confesses that it knows too much--knows, but cannot do.
By such modifications of instincts in themselves not very wonderful,--hardly more wonderful than those which guide a bird to make its nest,--I believe that the hive-bee has acquired, through natural selection, her inimitable architectural powers.
They flanked opposite ends of the house and were probably architectural absurdities, redeemed in a measure indeed by not being wholly disengaged nor of a height too pretentious, dating, in their gingerbread antiquity, from a romantic revival that was already a respectable past.
An architectural peculiarity in the original arrangement of the library favored the development of this common and curious form of human stupidity.
It was not then merely a handsome city; it was a homogeneous city, an architectural and historical product of the Middle Ages, a chronicle in stone.
The house was a large gloomy- looking structure, without the slightest claim to architectural beauty, in colour a dirty green.

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