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architecture

noun
     
Related topics: Architecture, Computers
ar‧chi‧tec‧ture S3 W3
1 [uncountable] the style and design of a building or buildings
architecture of
the architecture of Venice
2 [uncountable] the art and practice of planning and designing buildings:
He studied architecture at university.
3 [uncountable] the structure of something:
the architecture of DNA
4TD [uncountable and countable]TD technical the structure of a computer system and the way it works
architectural adjective:
architectural features
architecturally adverb:
Architecturally, Chengdu is quite different from most of China.

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