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    Definition of "architecture"

    A first year Arc student classic:

    Anybody want to put up a workable definition of Architecture?

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    A Defenition

    From the Oxford English Dictionary:

    Architect:
    A master-builder

    "A skilled professor of the art of building, whose business it is to prepare the plans of edifices, and exercise a general superintendence over the course of their erection."

    A professional in the art of building, whose business it is to prepare the plans of edifices, and exercise a general superintendence over the course of their erection

    Architectu
    The art or science of building or constructing edifices of any kind for human use.

    The special method or 'style' in accordance with which the details of the structure and ornamentation of a building are arranged.

    Edifice:
    A building, usually a large and stately building, as a church, palace, temple, or fortress; a fabric, structure.

    Professor:
    One who makes a profession of any art or science; a professional man.

    Professional:
    That is trained and skilled in the theoretic or scientific parts of a trade or occupation, as distinct from its merely mechanical parts; that raises his trade to the dignity of a learned profession.

    style:
    A particular mode or form of skilled construction, execution, or production; the manner which a work of art is executed, regarded as characteristic of the individual artist, or of his time and place; one of the modes recognized in a particular art as suitable for the production of beautiful or skillful work.

    A definite type of Architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure or ornamentation.

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