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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architecturally adverb

Examples of architectural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new, $ 100 million station is nearly twice the size of the old one and stands out for its sleek architectural design and hotel-style accommodations for up to 64 people, including scientists and military personnel. Herton Escobar, Science | AAAS, "Brazil opens ‘spectacular’ new research base in Antarctica," 13 Jan. 2020 Tour celebrates the rich architectural history and diversity of Over-the-Rhine with a look into some amazing homes. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Dec. 9-15," 9 Dec. 2019 The New Yorker Festival was born with the new millennium: the inaugural event, in 2000, featured poetry readings in Central Park, a cartoon exhibit in the 42nd Street Shuttle train, and an architectural tour of Manhattan. The New Yorker, "Highlights from Twenty Years of The New Yorker Festival," 10 Sep. 2019 The itinerary kicks off in Cape Town with a private architectural tour led by award-winning architect Tiann Meyer. Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "If You're Pining for a Post-Summer Getaway, This is Where You Should Go," 4 Sep. 2019 None of that matches the reality of Denver’s architectural history, which was often cutting-edge in its time. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Denver’s hidden midcentury-modern neighborhoods aren’t so hidden anymore," 11 Aug. 2019 The unusual piece of architectural history operates as a community information kiosk, where announcements or tidbits of local history are displayed. Kelly Kazek |,, "How an Alabama town preserved its historic theater marquee," 10 July 2019 What is authentic, however, is the degree to which the people of Puglia care about their architectural history. Margarita Gokun Silver, National Geographic, "Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming," 10 July 2019 Join a small-group architectural driving tour such the MidMod Design Tour, led by a guide who draws on a degree in architecture. Erin Behan, USA TODAY, "Escape to Palm Springs with a vacation designed just for you," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2020

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“Architectural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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