• The art and science of designing and managing the construction of buildings and other structures, particularly if they are well proportioned and decorated.
  • Any particular style of building design.
  • Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
  • A unifying structure.
  • A family of CPUs sharing a common instruction set and having partial or full compatibility with software built on each other.
  • A specific model of a microchip or CPU.
  • The structure and design of a system or product.


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  • Borrowed from French architecture, from Latin architectūra. Originally from architect, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιτέκτων.

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