Definition for ARCH'I-TECT-URE

ARCH'I-TECT-URE, n. [L. architectura.]

  1. The art of building; but in a more limited and appropriate sense, the art of constructing houses, bridges and other buildings for the purposes of civil life.
  2. Frame or structure. The earth is a piece of divine architecture. – Burnet. Military architecture is the art of fortification. Naval architecture is the art of building ships.

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