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[ahr-ki-tek-cher-uh l] /ˌɑr kɪˈtɛk tʃər əl/
of or relating to architecture:
architectural metals.
conforming to the basic principles of architecture.
having the qualities of architecture; characteristic of architecture; structural; architectonic.
Origin of architectural
1755-65; architecture + -al1
Related forms
architecturally, adverb
nonarchitectural, adjective
nonarchitecturally, adverb
semiarchitectural, adjective
semiarchitecturally, adverb
unarchitectural, adjective
unarchitecturally, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for architectural
  • architectural drafters draw architectural and structural features of buildings for new construction projects.
  • After a homily from the nymph on the need of grace, he turns to the palace, which is described with full architectural detail.
  • All external symmetry, every shade of architectural beauty, appeared to have been sacrificed to the convenience of the interior.
  • Practical reasons which combine to commend this architectural solution of a problem which so many of us dread-Times.
  • The desire to avoid solar confrontations with neighbors could have an effect on architectural design.
  • Read more about the architectural and engineering feat here.
  • The students will be evaluated on parameters such as architectural, economical and engineering aspects.
  • As the sun swung around to the west, distinct architectural styles emerged.
  • It's a melting pot for culture creating so many fine foods, music, architectural delights and entertainers.
  • We don't have the luxury to choose between environmental conservation and architectural conservation.
Word Origin and History for architectural

1762; see architecture + -al (1). Related: Architecturally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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