ar·​chi·​tec·​tur·​al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl , -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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architecturally adverb

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This architectural marvel at 196 Furnace Dock Road is now looking for a new owner with $12 million to spare. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Jackie Gleason’s iconic ‘Round House’ yours for $12M," 31 Aug. 2018 Swipe through the photos above and feast your eyes on this architectural marvel. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Resort-like Houston-area house with nearly 12,000 square feet hits the market," 18 June 2018 Kneale depicts the city as its various attackers encountered it: Gauls, arriving naked on horseback, found a nearly rural settlement; the Visigoths, invading eight centuries later, laid waste to unimaginable architectural marvels. George Packer, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 16 June 2018 The spectacular columns of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland look like an architectural marvel, but the formation is entirely natural. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "How Giant’s Causeway Formed Its Spectacular Array of Columns," 17 Apr. 2018 Five days before the collapse, university and government officials touted the bridge as an architectural marvel that would connect the university to the nearby city of Sweetwater in the greater Miami area. Washington Post, "Family seeks justice for youngest bridge collapse victim," 3 Apr. 2018 Apple’s latest campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel. Mark Bergen / Bloomberg, Time, "Apple Employees Keep Smacking Into Their New Headquarters' Glass Walls," 16 Feb. 2018 Apple’s latest campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel. Fortune, "Apple's New Headquarters Is Surprisingly Dangerous to Work In," 16 Feb. 2018 His background as a carpenter and lather could often be seen in his suits, which were architectural marvels. Mike Scott,, "Tootie Montana, big chief: 1 of 300," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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