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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n architecture the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
    • n architecture an architectural product or work
    • n architecture (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software "the architecture of a computer's system software"
    • n architecture 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"
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Early English Architecture Early English Architecture
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Saxon Architecture Saxon Architecture
Egyptian Architecture Egyptian Architecture
Byzantine Architecture Byzantine Architecture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna
    • Architecture Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship. "The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees.""The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture ."
    • Architecture 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs
    • n architecture The art of building, specifically of fine or beautiful building. Architecture includes, in the widest sense. the principles of design and of ornament as applied to building;
    • n architecture The buildings or other objects produced by architecture as defined above.
    • n architecture The character or style of building: as, the architecture of Paris.
    • n architecture Construction and formative design of any kind.
    • architecture To construct; build.
    • n architecture The design of the strictly architectural buildings in such pleasure-grounds (pavilions, casinos, terrace walls, parapets, perrons, and pedestals for statues).
    • n architecture that of the time of Herod Agrippa (37–44 a. d.), under whom the system of design was Roman, with, only such modification as was common in the cities of Syria.
    • n architecture Architecture in which the work is cast in a solid mass (as in pisé, or rammed clay), in recent times by means of artificial stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word gargoyle comes down from the Old French: gargouille, meaning throat or gullet. This is also the origin of the word gargle. The word describes the sound produced as water passes the throat and mixes with air. In early architecture, gargoyles were decorative creatures on the drains of cathedrals.
    • n Architecture the art or science of building: structure: in specific sense, one of the fine arts, the art of architecture—also used of any distinct style, e.g. Gothic, Byzantine architecture
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  • Guillaume Apollinaire
    Guillaume Apollinaire
    “A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.”
  • Nancy Banks-Smith
    Nancy Banks-Smith
    “In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.”
  • Constantin Brancusi
    Constantin Brancusi
    “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.”
  • Salvador Dali
    “The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. architectura, fr. architectus,: cf. F. architecture,. See Architect
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. architektōnarchi-, chief, and tektōn, a builder.


In literature:

St. Denis was the first French cathedral in the full Gothic style of architecture.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Everything in naval architecture springs from and is related to the keel.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
We have dwelt so long on the position and the architecture of Fecamp that we have no space left to add anything on its history.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
It is built mainly of brick, and if it has great Architectural merits I fail to discern them.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
On the east side is a chapel, in the Early English style of architecture.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Yet another puzzle is the architecture of the TRANSEPTS.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
Controlling Line in Design of Subsidiary Architectural Decoration.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
Large architectural sculptures were neither numerous nor fine.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Again, in a hill-country, architecture can be important only by position, in a level country only by bulk.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
The three great flanking towers of the Conciergerie are its chief architectural distinction to-day.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
It has borne for ages the wave-line now brought out in England as the highest result of marine architecture.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It will be worth whole volumes on history and architecture for the earnest student to see these things.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
The architectural part of these two embroideries, i.e.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The under church was wagon-vaulted without architectural features.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Choose an important public building in your neighborhood and trace the sources of architecture of the different parts.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
It was only in the architecture of his town house that he remained conservative, immovable, one might almost say Early-Victorian-Christian.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
The architectural characteristics of this striking gateway are certainly very singular.
"An Architect's Note-book in Spain" by Matthew Digby Wyatt
The architecture of the Dark Ages in Western Europe exhibited, so far as is known, the same general similarity.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
There is no consecutive purpose or uniformity in the street architecture, a wild irregularity prevailing.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
They are remarkable for a number of architectural remains of a very early date.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various

In poetry:

What it is, in conjecture;
Seeking much, but nothing finding;
Like to fancy's architecture
With illusions reason blinding.
"A Quarrel With Love" by Nicholas Breton
And bones bleaching in the sunlight
Beautiful as architecture;
I watched them like a geometer,
And cut a walking stick from a birch.
"The Groundhog" by Richard Eberhart
We may not comprehend the structure
In full minutial design,
Nor trace its varied architecture
In arris, groove, and curve, and line.
"The Future Of America, In The Unity Of The Races" by James Madison Bell
We may not comprehend the structure
In full minutia and design,
Nor trace its varied architecture
In arris, groove and curve and line.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
— Then earth's great architecture swells
Among her mountains and her fells
Under the moon to amplitude
Massive and primitive and rude:
"Moonlight" by Victoria Sackville-West
The lightning is a silver in the sky,
The stars are shingle nails--
But when the wind and scarlet desert vie,
God's architecture quails.
"At Hovenweep In Cajon Canyon" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

It has all the familiar trappings of an American summer house -- the welcoming front porch and shingled facade, the rose-covered pergola and gabled roof lines -- all the romantic totems of seaside colony architecture in the Northeast.
Points to efficiency of one-to-many architecture in wide-ranging speech to NAB conference.
This combined APU architecture equips workstation OEMs and integrators with "highly-tuned performance and robust feature support," AMD said, optimized for compute-intensive workflows, such as computer -aided design (CAD).
In its day, the Streamline Moderne architectural style of the 1930s signaled the promise of an opulent, new epoch while embodying the simplicity and restraint fitting to those frugal years.
In the spring of 1959, a twenty-one-year-old Australian architecture student named Robert Hughes made his first visit to Rome.
Architectural GFRC & GFRG by S. 1 month ago 672 views 0.
Crombie Taylor, an architect and teacher who helped spread the influence of the Bauhaus to American architecture during the 1940's, died on May 24.
The release says that Eaton's electrohydraulic architecture gives new capabilities to Brightwater rock crushers , which traditionally have been equipped with Eaton pumps, motors, valves, and fluid conveyance products.
) "I think it was Palladio who said that all architecture aspires to be as beautiful as a crystal ," said the architect, who was born in Poland, is a United States citizen and bases his practice in Berlin.
But Curacao is much more than architectural beauty and balmy days.
PARIS – Curtiss -Wright Controls Defense Solutions has introduced the VPX6-1957, a high performance Intel Architecture-based OpenVPX processing engine that features the Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 Quad-Core ("Ivy Bridge") processor.
Architecture Preston Bolton circa 1963.
Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture.
Rockwell Automation's Integrated Architecture approach helps lower integration costs, improves manufacturing agility, and helps end users make faster, better business decisions.
Integrated Architecture Shelters Users in Magnificent Edifice .

In science:

Secure Virtual Enclaves: Supporting Coalition Use of Distributed Application Technologies. in Network and Distributed Systems Security. 2000: ISOC. Chervenak, A., et al., The Data Grid: Towards an Architecture for the Distributed Management and Analysis of Large Scientific Data Sets. J.
A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration
We present the current status of CMS data analysis architecture and describe work on future Grid-based distributed analysis prototypes.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
Figure 3 shows the current view of CMS architecture for Distributed Analysis.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
These three-tier architecture realises a clean separation between the user environment and the service environment.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
Stickland, on behalf of the CMS collaboration: CMS Software Architecture - Software framework, services and persistency in high level trigger, reconstruction and analysis.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
This paper proposes a Web Services architecture based on Grid Services .
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
The concept of this architecture is to make “Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse” (DHRD) databases available across the Grid in the form of Grid Services with the help of Web Services technology.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
This architecture implements Grid Database Service Specification .
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
In addition to these specifications, this architecture also provides a JAX-RPC client to access DHRD across the Grid, MonALISA integration to find optimal network resource path for the connection with DHRD and a private UDDI registry server using Xindice for the repository.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
In the first test of this architecture prototype two questions addresses: how a client can find the location of a database for a required dataset? How a UDDI registry server can be used for the registry and repository purpose of Grid Services.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
The Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) extends Web Services with consistent interfaces for creating, managing and exchanging information among Grid Services, which are dynamic computational artifacts casts as Web Services.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
As neither current Grid software, nor existing DBMS are able to fully support the integration of DHRD with the Grid applications, this proposed architecture examines how this can be achieved.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
Tuecke The Physiology of The Grid: An Open grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration. 2002 Susan Malaika, et. al GGF Database Access and Integration Services Working Group. Grid Database Service Specification.
Distributed Heterogeneous Relational Data Warehouse In A Grid Environment
Our Grid portal architecture uses Java ”Portlet” technology to support secure interaction with Globus and Grid web Services.
GRAPPA: Grid Access Portal for Physics Applications
The proposed computation architecture is based on the state-of-the-art in cavity quantum electrodynamics , can be readily scaled up to many qubits, and could be integrated with protocols for the realization of quantum networks .
Scalable photonic quantum computation through cavity-assisted interaction