- 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
Examples from the Web for architectonic
His genius is architectonic; he has an idea which he builds into harmonious measures.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
There may perhaps be allowed to be a certain want of "architectonic" in him.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory
The division of Sciences into ancillary and "architectonic" is Aristotelian.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
Only through the spirit of music can the architectonic of Jean Christophe be understood.Romain Rolland
We must not seek for severe discipline and architectonic design.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3
John Addington Symonds
- denoting, relating to, or having architectural qualities
- metaphysics of or relating to the systematic classification of knowledge
Word Origin and History for architectonic
1670s (architectonical is from c.1600), "pertaining to architecture," from Latin architectonicus, from Greek arkhitektonikos "pertaining to a master builder," from arkhitekton (see architect). Metaphysical sense, "pertaining to systematization of knowledge," is from 1801.