ar·chi·tec·ture /ˈɑrkəˌtɛkʧɚ/ 名詞
毫微結構( 體系 )
1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Many other architectures besides Gothic. --Ruskin.
3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees. --Tyndall.
The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture. --Burnet.
Military architecture, the art of fortifications.
Naval architecture, the art of building ships.
n 1: an architectural product or work
2: the discipline dealing with the principles of design and
construction and ornamentation of fine buildings;
"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is
sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
3: the profession of designing buildings and environments with
consideration for their esthetic effect
4: (computer science) the structure and organization of a
computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture
of a computer's system software" [syn: computer