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Architectural styles are a mode of classifying architecture largely by morphological characteristics in terms of form, techniques, materials, etc. Styles overlap with, and emerge from the study of the evolution and history of architecture. In architectural history, the study of Gothic architecture, for instance, would include all aspects of the cultural context that went into the design and construction of these structures. Architectural style is a way of classifying architecture that gives emphasis to characteristic features of design, leading to a terminology such as Gothic "style".