ve·​hic·​u·​lar | \ vē-ˈhi-kyə-lər How to pronounce vehicular (audio) \

Definition of vehicular

1a : of, relating to, or designed for vehicles and especially motor vehicles
b : transported by vehicle
c : caused by or resulting from the operation of a vehicle vehicular homicide
2 : serving as a vehicle

Examples of vehicular in a Sentence

The road was closed to vehicular traffic.

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In a sly side story, three animals that have been observing the cavemen recognize the vehicular potential of the new shapes and put them to use. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: The Travails and Triumphs of Derring-Do," 22 Feb. 2019 That is, neighbors quickly see vehicular travel times are about the same or even faster while dedicated pedestrian and cycling space make roadways measurably safer for all users, including motorists. WSJ, "Better Street Design Is Preventing Fatalities," 24 Jan. 2019 Reverting to cars for short trips like the journey to school is one reason that transportation emissions keep going up in the U.S.—a third of our vehicular trips are three miles or less. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Safe streets are the best tool we have to combat climate change," 10 Oct. 2018 The pressure was still being put on the community in the form of vehicular stops and other warrantless search situations, truancy even. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Crime + Punishment," 22 Aug. 2018 The area, home to many major London sites including Big Ben, sees about 1.5 million visitors each year and is no stranger to vehicular terrorism. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "London Attack at Parliament Called 'Terrorist Incident'," 14 Aug. 2018 Drawing upon seemingly limitless databases of historical data, Watson was able to analyze information related to potential engine failures and other key vehicular systems. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Pentagon makes massive new AI push for tanks, ships, weapons, drones and networks," 19 July 2018 There’s channels in there where people are looking at vehicular traffic fatality data, where people are looking at gerrymandering, voter registration. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Data for Democracy policy head Renée DiResta answers disinformation questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 14 July 2018 Both the vehicular and pedestrian crossing for Ridgeland will be closed for the whole project. Mary Wisniewski,, "Construction projects to close Ridgeland Avenue, I-294 ramps," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of vehicular

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vehicular

borrowed from Latin Latin vehiculāris, from Latin vehiculum vehicle + -āris -ar

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The first known use of vehicular was in 1616

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English Language Learners Definition of vehicular

: of, relating to, or designed for vehicles
: caused by or resulting from the operation of a vehicle

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