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 In 1983, Franklin Heritage was founded to protect the city's architectural history. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "How Franklin is breathing new life into its historic downtown homes," 20 Feb. 2020 There’s no better architectural display for Leos to enjoy than an Art Deco home, with the style’s colorful accents, glass block windows, geometric motifs, and towers or other vertical projections. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "Which House Style Is Perfect for You? Here’s What the Zodiac Says," 18 Feb. 2020 The iconic monuments are part of the pyramid fields of Memphis (the first Capital of Ancient Egypt), which UNESCO recognizes for its political and architectural significance. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites," 18 Feb. 2020 Selecting one of the periods from the site’s menu takes the user to a page with a brief history lesson and links to individual monuments, rendered with each era’s architectural additions. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "These 3-D Models Offer a Digital Glimpse Into 3,000 Years of Athens’ History," 15 Feb. 2020 Fravert Services, a local company that specializes in architectural signage, is working on the new marquee at the theater, 1817 Third Ave. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama Theatre promises visitors a brand new marquee," 14 Feb. 2020 Milwaukee architectural firm Kahler Slater is leading the project, with Fond du Lac's C.D. Smith Construction Inc. overseeing the complex construction effort. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Symphony's new home will be called the Bradley Symphony Center," 13 Feb. 2020 Moynihan’s ideas made the American government a remarkable sponsor of architectural experimentation. The Economist, "Donald Trump threatens to bring his taste to government buildings," 6 Feb. 2020 But beyond the money factor, the KPMG Lakehouse became an opportunity to build an architectural embodiment of the company culture. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "KPMG’s new $450 million employee training hub is a locus of experience design," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of architectural was in 1718

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27 Feb 2020

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“Architectural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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