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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·chi·tec·ture n.
 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.