[ahr-ki-tek-cher-uh l]


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 formsar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbnon·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectivenon·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbsem·i·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectivesem·i·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbun·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectiveun·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for architectural

building, constructive, architectonic, engineered

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Word Origin and History for architectural

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

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