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Topic: ARCHITECTURE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: architecte, from Latin, from Greek architekton 'chief builder', from archi- ( ARCH-) + tekton 'builder'

architect

noun
     
ar‧chi‧tect W3 [countable]
1AA someone whose job is to design buildings
2

the architect of something

the person who originally thought of an important and successful idea:
Tinoco was one of the architects of the government's economic reforms.
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