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vehicular

[vee-hik-yuh-ler] /viˈhɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or for vehicles:
a vehicular tunnel.
2.
serving as a vehicle.
3.
caused by a vehicle; attributed or attributable to vehicles:
vehicular homicide.
4.
carried on or transported by means of a vehicle:
vehicular recording units.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin vehiculāris. See vehicle, -ar1
Related forms
nonvehicular, adjective
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  • They are strong and durable, able to withstand vehicular traffic.
  • Previous estimates had ranked vehicular accidents as more than twice as likely as suicide to be responsible for student deaths.
  • The tundra is also slow to repair itself from physical disturbances, such as vehicular tracks.
  • Furthermore, the fracking debate centers on a non-vehicular fuel.
  • Notorious are traffic inspectors, preferring to collect pots-de-vin from humbler participants of vehicular traffic.
  • He later pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter, driving without a license, and failing to stop at the scene of a crash.
  • Watch a pigeon dodge traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian.
  • vehicular propulsion technology is moving away from combustion of liquid fuels and toward electric energy stored in batteries.
  • Many of you have sound reducing headphones, a similar technology could be used to reduce vehicular noise.
  • Within neighborhoods the explicit intent is to calm and tame vehicular traffic.
Word Origin and History for vehicular
adj.

1610s, from Late Latin vehicularis, from vehiculum (see vehicle).

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