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 Though Mira has been in the works since 2014, the architectural show still feels fresh as the first residents begin to unpack. John King,, "Twisty white Mira tower is dazzling on the skyline, but less so on the ground," 12 July 2020 Despite Serra's checkered legacy, many residents consider the San Gabriel Mission an architectural marvel. NBC News, "Fire ravages 249-year-old Spanish mission in Southern California," 11 July 2020 But the erstwhile seat of the Incan Empire — a UNESCO World Heritage site — is a glorious site unto itself, rich in archaeological and architectural gems that date back millennia. Sarah Bruning, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 10 Cities in Central and South America," 8 July 2020 The Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed for senior high school and college level students providing recognition for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Westlake High School students make splash in design competition at site of World War II submarine.," 23 June 2020 Now, Bonnie Ruth’s has been fully converted into J. Theodore, an upscale casual space with a bar designed in the opulent style of the Belle Époque, the period of French history defined by its artistic and architectural brilliance. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco brunch favorite Bonnie Ruth’s reopens as J. Theodore, a bistro with 100 different martinis," 18 June 2020 Joey Morona details how classic architectural details like the crown molding, original doors, door handles, flooring and fireplace have been preserved. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County relies on mask hotline to enforce coronavirus mandate: The Wake Up for Monday, July 13, 2020," 13 July 2020 Listed with Carole McBride of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, the home is almost like a piece of art with high ceilings, rich materials and architectural details, said McBride. Dallas News, "Turtle Creek custom home in University Park showcased," 12 July 2020 All the resorts on this year’s list combine various architectural and design elements from their location’s history to create a thoroughly modern example of luxury. Devorah Lev-tov, Travel + Leisure, "Top 10 Southeast Asia Resort Hotels," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2020

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“Architectural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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