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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 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.

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- architecture (latin architectura , from the greek ?????????? arkhitekton, from ????- 'chief' and ?????? 'builder, carpenter, mason')
- gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period . romanesque architecture and was
- romanesque architecture is an architectural style of medieval europe characterized by semi-circular arch es. romanesque architecture, with
- the terms architect and architecture are also used in the disciplines of landscape architecture , naval architecture and often
- renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different-- regions of europe
- baroque architecture is the building style of the baroque era , begun in late 16th-century italy, that took the roman vocabulary of
- modern architecture is generally characterized by simplification of form and an absence of applied decoration. early modern architecture
- victorian in this sense refers to a period in the mid-to-late 19th century that features a series of architectural revival styles .
- islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of islam to the present day.
- the term norman architecture is used to categorise styles of romanesque architecture developed by the normans in the various lands under

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