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ar-chi-tec-ture ( árki-tekcher ) n. Abbr. arch., archit.

1. The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.
2. A structure or structures collectively.
3. A particular style and method of design and construction.
4. The planning or design evidenced in any structure or arrangement.

[French, from Latin architectura, from architectus, ARCHITECT.]