Gothic architecture/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Gothic architecture.

A style of architecture that had its origins in the building of great cathedrals in France from the 12th to the mid-13th century and was known as the "French style" (opus Francigenum) before being appellated as 'gothic' during the Renaissance period.