architectural

adjective
ar·​chi·​tec·​tur·​al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl How to pronounce architectural (audio) , -ˈtek-shrəl\

Definition of architectural

1 : of or relating to architecture : conforming to the rules of architecture
2 : having or conceived of as having a single unified overall design, form, or structure

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The biggest percentage gain in the category was architectural, engineering and related services, which added about 2,000 jobs. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Unemployment rate stays low, led by tourism hiring," 15 June 2018 Doors Open Milwaukee: View sites of historic, architectural, cultural, or commercial interest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Sept. 22-28," 21 Sep. 2017 Looking to provide the perfect option for the alternative bride, the brand is tapping into its inherent architectural, contemporary aesthetic to offer fashion-forward brides a look that's both wearable and sentimental. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Spinelli Kilcollin is Launching Bridal For Spring/Summer 2017," 10 Apr. 2017 The architectural feature was built during a 1859 renovation of the Cathedral, under the purview of architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "What Was Lost in the Notre-Dame Fire," 16 Apr. 2019 Here, Bobby says that the soft gray make the architectural features stand out. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "All the Design Lessons We Learned From Bobby Berk on Season 3 of 'Queer Eye'," 16 Mar. 2019 The 850-year-old Gothic building's 295-foot spire dated back to 1345, and the cathedral remains one of the first—and finest—examples of the flying buttress architectural style. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 Each building showcases a distinct architectural style that creates the foundation on which Dubai has pushed forth its development. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Dubai’s first skyscraper will be included in new preservation initiative," 14 Aug. 2018 Professor Xu's two robotic arms aim to combine these two fields, integrating digital architectural design, print path generation, and concrete material. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Made of Giant Concrete Blocks, the World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Was Built in 18 Days," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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