Definition of architect noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkɪtekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkɪtekt//
    Professions, People in construction
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  1. 1a person whose job is designing buildings The house was designed by architect Louis Kahn. See related entries: Professions, People in construction
  2. 2a person who is responsible for planning or creating an idea, an event or a situation He was one of the principal architects of the revolution. Jones was the architect of the team's first goal.
  3. 3(computing) a person who designs or puts together a program or computer system We are looking for an IT data architect to work within our Systems Architecture team.
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French architecte, from Italian architetto, via Latin from Greek arkhitektōn, from arkhi- ‘chief’ + tektōn ‘builder’.

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