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[ahr-ki-tek-cher-uh l] /ˌɑr kɪˈtɛk tʃər əl/
of or relating to architecture:
architectural metals.
conforming to the basic principles of architecture.
having the qualities of architecture; characteristic of architecture; structural; architectonic.
Origin of architectural
First recorded in 1755-65; architecture + -al1
Related forms
architecturally, adverb
nonarchitectural, adjective
nonarchitecturally, adverb
semiarchitectural, adjective
semiarchitecturally, adverb
unarchitectural, adjective
unarchitecturally, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • architecturally, it seems to me a sad waste of stone and labor.

    Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
  • The interior of this mosque is the most effective, architecturally, of any temple in the East.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • Venice is, architecturally, the most interesting city in Italy.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • It has architecturally nothing suggestive of the Egyptian style.

  • Several are cloistered and every one of them is architecturally of great interest.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • But the church is interesting not only architecturally, but historically.

    Constantinople William Holden Hutton
  • Put up in 1854, architecturally, it is in the style of the church itself.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale
  • architecturally and historically it is one of the most interesting in Alexandria.

    Seaport in Virginia

    Gay Montague Moore
  • It had, for one thing, grown out of all knowledge, architecturally.

    The Bath Road

    Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
  • architecturally it is a jumble, good in parts, but again shocking in other parts.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
Word Origin and History for architecturally



1762; see architecture + -al (1). Related: Architecturally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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