HyperDic: architecture

English > 4 senses of the word architecture:
NOUNartifactarchitecturean architectural product or work
cognitionarchitecturethe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
actarchitecturethe profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
attributearchitecture, computer architecture(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's ... / computer's hardware or system software
architecture > pronunciation
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English > architecture: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn architectural product or work.
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Broaderbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Spanisharquitectura
Catalanarquitectura
English > architecture: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings.
Example"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
Category ofarced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowedforming or resembling an arch
arch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
architectural ornament(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
architectureAn architectural product or work
art form(architecture) a form of artistic expression / expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
astylarlacking columns or pillars
attachedUsed of buildings joined by common sidewalls
attic(architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature
buildBe engaged in building
column, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
columniation(architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure
conge, congee(architecture) a concave molding
corbel, truss(architecture) a triangular / triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
corbelFurnish with a corbel
corbel arch(architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet
corbel step, corbie-step, corbiestep, crow step(architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall
corbie gable(architecture) a gable having corbie-steps or corbel steps
corner, quoin(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
corniceFurnish with a cornice
detachedUsed of buildings
drip, drip mold, drip mould(architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
engagedbuilt against or attached to a wall
entablature(architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
fenestrationThe arrangement of windows in a building
foliate, foliatedornamented with foliage or foils
foliation, foliage(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
hip(architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
modillion(architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice
order(architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
pier(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
pinnacle(architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
shaft, scape(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
spandrel, spandrilAn approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them
terminus, terminal figure, term(architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar
trabeated, trabeatenot arcuate
vaulting(architecture) a vaulted structure
Partsarchitectonics, tectonicsThe science of architecture
Narrowerurban planningThe branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities
Broaderdiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwickA branch of knowledge
fine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
Spanisharquitectura
Catalanarquitectura
Adjectivesarchitecturalof or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
English > architecture: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect.
Category ofair-cool, air-conditionequip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
cantileverConstruct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
crenel, crenelate, crenellateSupply with battlements
gateSupply with a gate
machicolateSupply with projecting galleries
rafterProvide (a ceiling) with rafters
railProvide with rails
rampFurnish with a ramp
reseatProvide with new seats / seats / seats
sanitateProvide with sanitary facilities or appliances
seatProvide with seats / seats / seats
stepFurnish with steps
terrace, terrasseProvide (a house) with a terrace
BroaderprofessionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
Spanisharquitectura
Catalanarquitectura
English > architecture: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaning(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's ... / computer's hardware or system software.
Example"the architecture of a computer's system software"
Synonymcomputer architecture
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Narrowercomplex instruction set computing, complex instruction set computer, CISC(computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
reduced instruction set computing, reduced instruction set computer, RISC(computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
BroaderstructureThe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
Spanisharquitectura de ordenadores
Catalanarquitectura d'ordinadors

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