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 December, trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History approved Ole Miss’ architectural and engineering plans for moving the monument. Washington Post, "Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss," 16 Jan. 2020 The sites represent religious, economic, architectural and social achievements and history throughout Iran. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, "Trump backs off threat to attack Iranian cultural sites," 7 Jan. 2020 The loftlike dining room felt relatively edgy at the time; Portale’s plating style was architectural and avant-garde. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Gotham’s Ladies Who Lunch, Three Decades In," 27 Dec. 2019 Earlier this year, state air commissioners required better technology at breweries and set standards for consumer products and architectural and industrial coatings that can release volatile organic chemicals that boost ozone. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "EPA declares Colorado a “serious” violator of federal air quality standards, forcing stricter efforts to reduce pollution," 16 Dec. 2019 The Ayrshire house — which dates back to 1635 — has been part of the future King’s architectural and artistic program, The Prince’s Foundation, since 2007. Phil Boucher,, "Prince Charles Hit by One of the Most Incredible Art Hoaxes in Royal History," 5 Nov. 2019 Models of architectural and design details sit on a large plinth in the middle of the gallery., "The installation nods outward to the space it inhabits. Even as rhymes ricochet about, the whole seems to eddy from the walls into the room’s center.," 31 Oct. 2019 Along with architectural and construction management firms, the district will be hiring a surveyor, an environmental engineer and a consultant for hiring disadvantaged businesses for the project. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Center convention hall expansion project to name construction manager, architect by year's end," 18 Oct. 2019 The Maya and Olmec also developed unique languages and their own architectural and artistic styles. Zach Zorich, New York Times, "Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Feb 2020

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“Architectural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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