architecture

  • 1 architecture — [ arʃitɛktyr ] n. f. • 1504; lat. architectura 1 ♦ L art de construire les édifices. L architecture, art plastique. Règles, technique de l architecture. ⇒ architectonique. Projet d architecture. Architecture militaire (⇒ fortification) , civile,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 architecture —    Architecture in Spain is an area of great complexity, exemplifying the idiosyncrasies of each region and their distinctive histories, rather than displaying common national characteristics. While Andalusia and the Basque country, for example,… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 3 architecture — ar‧chi‧tec‧ture [ˈɑːktektʆə ǁ ˈɑːrktektʆər] noun [uncountable] 1. the style or design of a building: • modern architecture 2. the study and practice of planning and designing buildings: • Stirling went to Trinity College to study architecture.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 architecture — ARCHITECTURE. s. fém. L art de construire, disposer et orner les édifices. Ancienne et moderne Architecture. Architecture Gothique. Les cinq Ordres d Architecture. Chef d oeuvre d Architecture. f♛/b] On appelle Architecture Militaire, L art de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 architecture — Architecture. s. f. L Art de bastir. Ancienne & moderne architecture. architecture gothique. architecture Arabesque. les cinq Ordres d architecture. chef d oeuvre d architecture. Il signifie aussi, La disposition & l ordonnance d un bastiment.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Architecture — Ar chi*tec ture (?; 135), n. [L. architectura, fr. architectus: cf. F. architecture. See {Architect}.] 1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 architecture — architecture, architectonics and their corresponding adjectives architectural and architectonic are often indistinguishable, but they tend to diverge in emphasis. The nouns mean the science of planning and building structures (as churches, houses …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 architecture — [är′kə tek΄chər] n. [Fr < L architectura: see ARCHITECT] 1. the science, art, or profession of designing and constructing buildings, bridges, etc. 2. a building, or buildings collectively 3. a style of construction [Gothic architecture] 4.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 architecture — ARCHITECTURE: Il n y a que quatre ordre d architecture. Bien entendu qu on ne compte pas l égyptien, le cyclopéen, l assyrien, l indien, le chinois, le gothique, le roman, etc …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 10 architecture — (n.) 1560s, from M.Fr. architecture, from L. architectura, from architectus architect (see ARCHITECT (Cf. architect)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 architecture — [n1] design of buildings architectonics, building, construction, engineering, planning; concepts 349,439 architecture [n2] design, structure of something composition, constitution, construction, formation, framework, make up, style; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 architecture — index building (business of assembling) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 architecture — Architecture, Architectura, architecturae, Architectonice, architectonices …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 architecture — ► NOUN 1) the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings. 2) the style in which a building is designed and constructed. 3) the complex structure of something. DERIVATIVES architectural adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 architecture — /ahr ki tek cheuhr/, n. 1. the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Architecture — For other uses, see Architecture (disambiguation). Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral, not only transformed the cathedral and the city of Florence, but also the role and status of the architect …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 Architecture — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Architecture (homonymie). L architecture est l art d imaginer, de concevoir et de réaliser des édifices. L architecture est basée sur une conception technique de la construction tout en poursuivant des objectifs… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 (architecture) — Triplet (architecture) Notre Dame du Port, Clermont Ferrand, transept. En bas à droite, le triplet En architecture, un triplet est un ensemble de trois baies ou de trois arcs (souvent réunis sous un arc de décharge). Les deux éléments latéraux… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 19 ARCHITECTURE — s. f. L art de construire, disposer et orner les édifices. Ancienne et moderne architecture. Architecture gothique. Les cinq ordres d architecture. Chef d oeuvre d architecture. Architecture civile.   Architecture militaire, Art de fortifier les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 Architecture —    The earliest architectural style to appear in Brussels of which remnants survive is that of Romanesque, which arrived in Brabant in the 11th century through links with the Holy Roman Empire. Three churches exhibit characteristics of this style …

    Historical Dictionary of Brussels

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