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  1. classical architecture, Greco-Roman architecturenoun

    architecture influenced by the ancient Greeks or Romans

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  1. classical architecture

    Classical architecture refers to a style of architecture characterized by the use of formal and symmetrical designs, large columns, and elaborately decorated facades. It originated from the traditions of ancient Greece and Rome and dominated Western architecture from the Renaissance until the early 20th century. Features of classical architecture often include the use of the three classical orders - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, as well as the use of domes, arches, and pediments. The principles of classical architecture have been influential in the design of numerous government buildings, educational institutions, and private residences around the world.

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  1. Classical architecture

    Classical architecture usually denotes architecture which is more or less consciously derived from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity, or sometimes even more specifically, from the works of Vitruvius. Different styles of classical architecture have arguably existed since the Carolingian Renaissance, and prominently since the Italian Renaissance. Although classical styles of architecture can vary greatly, they can in general all be said to draw on a common "vocabulary" of decorative and constructive elements. In much of the Western world, different classical architectural styles have dominated the history of architecture from the Renaissance until the second world war, though it continues to inform many architects to this day. The term "classical architecture" also applies to any mode of architecture that has evolved to a highly refined state, such as classical Chinese architecture, or classical Mayan architecture. It can also refer to any architecture that employs classical aesthetic philosophy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical architecture in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of classical architecture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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