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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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  • At the same time villa is an architectural term; fundus, an economical term; prdium, a juridical term.

  • In both cases the architectural character is what we should expect.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Alexander Van Millingen
  • The streets, too, in which these scenes occur are in themselves full of variety and architectural beauty.

    Sketches Benjamin Disraeli
  • It is most interesting for the rich remains of architectural beauty which it displays.

    Ely Cathedral Anonymous
  • Touraine is a land of old chteaux,—a gallery of architectural specimens and of large hereditary properties.

Word Origin and History for architectural

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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