Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to an edifice; structural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to an edifice; structural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to an edifice or a structure; structural.

Etymologies

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Latin aedificialis.

Examples

  • Here the rhetorical should be given full play and not the structural or "edificial"

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  • The bold, striated, alternating areas of black and white audaciously pop out amid the park's greenery, and the line of sculptures is positively "edificial", recalling the ranked architecture of surrounding buildings like the Flatiron, the Met Life and other more recent constructions.

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  • Census Bureau, and like millions of others, I'm in the midst of "future-proofing" my house so it doesn't become an edificial dinosaur amid fast-changing new building science and a hemorrhaging home-sales market.

    This Old House, Better Than New

  • Meantime, as more new-home builders go eco, owners of existing houses must adapt or become edificial dinosaurs.

    The Eco-Kitchen Challenge

  • We could see its billions of watts of light shimmering coquettishly from under that sheath of veiling clouds that hid the megacity's edificial forest.

    Growling Is Bad on the Throat

  • As there is, however, little need of setting the world on fire to demonstrate some chemical theory, so it is possible that the flame of culture may be cherished without kindling a conflagration, and truth transmitted from sire to son without the construction of edificial monsters too big for the knees, too abstruse for the brains, and too great for the lifetime of humanity.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • Without architectural knowledge; acquainted with few of the devices employed in edificial construction, and still less with the mysterious power of combination peculiar to genius groping for effects in form, dimensions, and arrangement of stone on stone with beautiful and sublime intent; yet he had a soul to be intensely moved by such effects when actually set before his eyes.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • It was but the latest reminder of the uncanny correlation between edificial one-upmanship and crisis.

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  • It was straight out east of downtown Dallas, straight over the Fair Grounds, straight over Schepps Dairy, straight over Longview Drive and right up to the front porch of 6217 Fair Vista, later changed to Belgrade--why, I don't know since the Fair Vista name fit it like a tee; standing in my front yard and looking west the whole Dallas skyline was open to you, spread wide and handsome across that wide horizon you confronted--a wonderful time when a purple and yellow red sunset would be exploding behind Big D's edificial best.

    Strange Things Happen Every Day

  • What an insult to those who died in that tragedy AND also what an insult to the 14,000 or more people who escaped that edificial inferno with their lives--a lot of them by the skins of their asses, a lot of them coming down those black and smokey stairwells from the as high as the 88th floor, above that was fire, smoke, and horrible screaming and pleading and praying, begging in screams for salvation--some having to climb out the broken windows far enough where they could just leap off into that smoking space from a hundred floors above Lower Manhattan with faith that they would somehow gain wings and easily fly to safety--they say a falling human body falling from that far up would eventually pass out before hitting the ground.

    The Daily Growler 9/11 Commemoration

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