A R C H I T E X T U R E
Definitions
of
architecture
on
the
Web:
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an
architectural
product
or
work
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the
discipline
dealing
with
the
principles
of
design
and
construction
and
ornamentation
of
fine
buildings;
architecture and e
or
network architectu
[Free
On-line Dictionar
of
Computing].
An
IT
architecture
is
a
design
for
the
arrangement
and interoperatio
of
technical
components
that
together
provide
an
organization
its information
and
communication
infrastructure.
[ICH].
www.balancedscorec
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The
way
something
is
built.
Network
architecture
refers
to
the
various ways
a
network
can
be
put
together
or
implemented.
www.micro2000uk.co
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Refers
to
the
way
a
system
is
designed
and
how
the
components
are connected
with
each
other.
There
are
computer
architectures,
network architect
and
software
architectures.
www.mcsx.co.uk/art
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Describes
how
hardware
and
software
is
applied
and
which
protocols
and interlocks
are
required
for
communication.
Network
architecture
denotes
the functions
and
transmission
required
to
carry
information
across
a
network.
www-wsp.adckrone.c
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The
overall
structure,
components,
and
interrelationships
of
a
program.
web.mit.edu/oki/le
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significant
historical
and
modern
architecture:
Taj
Mahal,
Leaning
Tower of
Pisa,
Pyramids
www.geopassage.com
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A
specification
that
identifies
components
and
their
associated functi
describes
connectivity
of
components,
and
describes
the
mapping of
functionality
onto
components.
Architectures
can
be
of
different
types,
eg, hardware,
software,
or
system,
and
can
be
domain-specific,
eg,
networking.
www.sei.cmu.edu/op
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The
common
logic
structure
of
a
family
of
programmable
integrated circui
The
same
architecture
may
be
realized
in
different
manufacturing pro
media.corporate-ir
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A
general
term
for
the
design
and
construction
of
computer
systems, particul
hardware,
but
also
operating
systems
and
networks.
www.c-3.com/Dict.c
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The
organizational
structure
of
a
system
or
component,
their relationshi
and
the
principles
and
guidelines
governing
their
design
and evolution
over
time.
(IEEE
610.12)
www.acq.osd.mil/os
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The
overall
design
of
a
computer
in
terms
of
its
major
components:
memory, processin
I/O,
and
communication.
www.nacse.org/demo
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a
system
description,
including
system
components
and
how
they
interact.
www.cc.gatech.edu/
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Refers
to
the
total
design
and
implementation
of
a
network
and/or
product, includin
its
transmission
technologies,
various
communication
related protocols
as
well
as
management
and
security
systems
etc.
www.itvdictionary.
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The
logical
structure
of
the
communications
system
of
a
network.
It
is made
up
of
protocols,
formats
and
sequences
of
operations.
The
manner
in
which
a system
-
network,
hardware
and
software
-
is
structured.
www.mytoolstore.co
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The
guidelines
or
blueprints
that
an
agency
follows
in
designing, acquir
and
implementing
information
technology
solutions.
Organizationally
definitions,
specifications,
and
standards
are
the
primary
components in
an
agency's
information
technology
architecture.
sam.dgs.ca.gov/TOC
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In
the
computer
industry,
this
nerd
word
is
used
to
describe
the
overall design
and
style
of
a
type
of
computer
or
of
a
network
of
computers,
and
the
way in
which
its
elements
work
together.
Examples
include
Windows,
Macintosh,
Unix, or
Internet
designs.
www.techwriter.co.
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The
overall
design
and
construction
of
all
or
part
of
a
computer, particu
the
processor
hardware
an
the
size
and
ordering
sequence
of
its bytes.
Also
used
to
describe
the
overall
design
of
software.
www.angelfire.com/
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A
framework
for
organizing
the
planning
and
implementation
of
data resources.
The
set
of
data,
processes,
and
technologies
that
an
enterprise
has selected
for
the
creation
and
operation
of
information
systems.
The
blueprint that
describes
the
environment
that
the
data
warehouse,
analysis
application,
or operational
system
is
built.
it.csumb.edu/depar
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The
form,
structure
and
topology
of
any
physical
or
conceptual
system
made up
of
inter-related
components.
See
acquisition
architecture,
information archi
www.co.oakland.mi.
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An
enterprise-wide
architecture
is
a
logically
consistent
set
of principles
that
guide
the
design
and
development
of
an
organization's in
systems
and
technology
infrastructure.
www.mnhs.org/prese
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(As
applied
to
computers),
the
structured
organization
of
elements
in
a computational
mechanism
--
for
example,
the
difference
between
sequential proces
and
parallel
distributed
processing
machines
is
said
to
be
a difference
in
architecture.
See
also
Computation,
(non-)
von
Neumann Architect
www.informatics.su
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The
foundation
for
interoperable
LonWorks
installation,
maintenance, moni
and
control
tools.
Using
the
services
provided
by
the
LNS architecture,
tools
from
multiple
vendors
can
work
together
to
install, maintain
monitor,
and
control
LonWorks
networks.
www.echelon.com/su
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A
description
of
all
functional
activities
to
be
performed
to
achieve
the desired
mission,
the
system
elements
needed
to
perform
the
functions,
and
the designation
of
performance
levels
of
those
system
elements.
Architecture
also includes
information
on
the
technologies,
interfaces,
and
locations
of
functions and
is
considered
an
evolving
description
of
an
approach
to
achieving
a
desired mission.
www.olenick.com/ht
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The
structure
of
specific
components
(such
as
hardware
and
database platform
and
the
way
they
interact,
that
forms
a
computer
system. creatiVer
open
architecture
enables
you
to
choose
from
a
variety
of components
and
structure
your
system
according
to
your
needs.
www.creativeracity
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The
science
or
art
of
designing
or
planning
buildings.
Houses,
churches, public,
and
business
buildings
are
all
examples
of
architecture.
www.svsu.edu/mfsm/