Definition of charrette in English:

charrette

Syllabification: char·rette
Pronunciation: /SHəˈret
 
/
(also charette)

noun

North American
  • A meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.
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    • Officials with the Society for Housing Options are hopeful that many people in Cochrane will attend the charrette this Thursday and have their say in this exciting project.
    • Civano's architecture, much of which is a direct outcome of the original Civano design charrette, is based on traditional Tucsan and Southwestern styles.
    • One of the firm's signature innovations was the concept of ‘Squatters,’ programming-and-design charrettes conducted over a period of days with client participation.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a cart or wagon): from French charrette, literally 'cart'; current sense dates from the mid 20th century, possibly with reference to the use of a cart in 19th-cent. Paris to collect architecture students' work on the day of an exhibition.

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