from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the earth's structural features.
  • n. The art or science of construction, especially of large buildings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of crustal plates and other large-scale structural features of the Earth.
  • n. The science and art of assembling, shaping, or ornamenting materials in construction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science, or the art, by which implements, vessels, dwellings, or other edifices, are constructed, both agreeably to the end for which they are designed, and in conformity with artistic sentiments and ideas.
  • n. the branch of geology concerned with the rock structures and external forms resulting from the deformation of the earth's crust; also, similar studies of other planets. Also called structural geology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Building, or any assembling of materials in construction, considered as an art: sometimes restricted to the shaping and ornamentation of furniture, cups, and weapons, including the different processes of inlaying, embossing, application, casting, soldering, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
  • n. the science of architecture


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