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Definition of architecture noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

architecture

noun
/ˈɑrkəˌtɛktʃər/ architecture pronunciation American
 
1 [uncountable] the art and study of designing buildingsto study architecture2 [uncountable] the design or style of a building or buildingsthe architecture of the eighteenth centurymodern architecture3 [countable, uncountable] (computing) the design and structure of a computer system