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architect Line breaks: archi|tect
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːkɪtɛkt/

Definition of architect in English:


1A person who designs buildings and in many cases also supervises their construction: the great Norman architect of Durham Cathedral
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  • A council spokeswoman later confirmed that the authority had now put out tenders for landscape design architects, building architects and quantity surveyors.
  • Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity.
  • I actually emailed the architects who designed the building, just before I found this site.
designer, planner, builder, building consultant, draughtsman
1.1A person who is responsible for inventing or realizing a particular idea or project: the architects of the reform programme
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  • The chief architect of this project is the President, with whom Dr. Nair has associated.
  • He's one of the chief architects of the drug plan for seniors that people talked so much about in the closing days of last year.
  • I am not only a follower, but I could say that I am the architect of this idea with concrete mechanisms and stages for its achievement.
originator, author, creator, instigator, founder, father, mother, founding father, prime mover;
engineer, designer, deviser, planner, shaper, inventor, maker, producer, contriver, mastermind;
cause, agent
literary begetter


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Design and configure (a program or system): (as adjective architected) an architected information interface
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  • In response to congestion, the Fibre Channel protocol uses a very carefully architected system of fabric device communications and credit-based transmissions in order to ensure network stability and traffic integrity.
  • Client/server computing models are giving way to more flexible, Web-based architectures providing the required combination of feature-rich applications and Internet architected infrastructures.


Mid 16th century: from French architecte, from Italian architetto, via Latin from Greek arkhitektōn, from arkhi- 'chief' + tektōn 'builder'.

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