[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. archit.,
  2. architect,
  3. architect's table,
  4. architectonic,
  5. architectonics,
  6. architectural bronze,
  7. architecture,
  8. architecture parlante,
  9. architrave,
  10. archival

Origin of architectural

First recorded in 1755–65; architecture + -al1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for architectural



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper