[ ahr-ki-tek-ton-ik ]
/ ˌɑr kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪk /


of or relating to the principles of architecture.
resembling architecture, especially in its highly organized manner or technique of structure: the architectonic perfection of his new novel.

Origin of architectonic

1635–45; < Latin architectonicus < Greek architektonikós of, belonging to architecture. See archi-, tectonic

OTHER WORDS FROM architectonic

ar·chi·tec·ton·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ar·chi·tec·ton·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for architectonic

/ (ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪk) /


denoting, relating to, or having architectural qualities
metaphysics of or relating to the systematic classification of knowledge

Derived forms of architectonic

architectonically, adverb

Word Origin for architectonic

C16: from Late Latin architectonicus concerning architecture; see architect
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