Naval architecture
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. [1913 Webster]

Many other architectures besides Gothic. --Ruskin. [1913 Webster]

3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship. [1913 Webster]

The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture. --Burnet. [1913 Webster]

{Military architecture}, the art of fortifications.

{Naval architecture}, the art of building ships. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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