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architect

[ahr-ki-tekt] /ˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt/
noun
1.
a person who engages in the profession of architecture.
2.
a person professionally engaged in the design of certain large constructions other than buildings and the like:
landscape architect; naval architect.
3.
the deviser, maker, or creator of anything:
the architects of the Constitution of the United States.
verb (used with object)
4.
to plan, organize, or structure as an architect:
The house is well architected.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin architectus < Greek architéktōn, equivalent to Greek archi- archi- + tektōn builder, craftsman
Related forms
subarchitect, noun
unarchitected, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un architected

architect

/ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt/
noun
1.
a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
2.
a person similarly qualified in another form of construction: a naval architect
3.
any planner or creator: the architect of the expedition
verb
4.
(transitive) to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)
Word Origin
C16: from French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn director of works, from archi- + tektōn workman; related to tekhnē art, skill
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Word Origin and History for un architected

architect

n.

1550s, from Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitekton "master builder, director of works," from arkhi- "chief" (see archon) + tekton "builder, carpenter" (see texture). An Old English word for it was heahcræftiga "high-crafter."

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