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ar·chi·tec·ture

architecture

 
 
pronunciation:
ar k tek chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of designing buildings, or the profession of an architect.
Her interest in the design of buildings led her to study architecture.
synonyms:
building
similar words:
construction
definition 2: the style or way of building.
Ancient Greek architecture uses three styles of columns.
 
similar words:
character, method, mode, plan, style
derivations: architectural (adj.), architecturally (adv.)
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The word architecture contains the following part:
tect Greek root that means builder; construct
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synonyms:
struct