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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 the tower may be said to be a connecting link between the romanesque and Norman styles.

    Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam
  • The interior of this mosque is the most effective, architecturally, of any temple in the East.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • But architecturally it is nothing more than a splendid failure--over-decorated and ginger-bready.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • Venice is, architecturally, the most interesting city in Italy.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • Bok felt a keen desire to take hold of the small American house and make it architecturally better.

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

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • architecturally, a most elaborate club-house is the Germania on Schermerhorn Street.

  • architecturally and historically it is one of the most interesting in Alexandria.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • But it is really very beautiful, and seen from certain vantage points, it is architecturally one of the glories of New York.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
  • 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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