noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of planning and constructing buildings.

Origin of architectonics

First recorded in 1650–60; see origin at architectonic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for architectonics

building, engineering, construction, planning

Examples from the Web for architectonics

Historical Examples of architectonics

  • What was in him was mastery over the architectonics of verse.

    The Last Harvest

    John Burroughs

  • The first subject was more massive than musical and was built on the architectonics of Liszt and Tschaïkowsky.


    James Huneker

  • For the architectonics of poetry he had not the requisite reach and grasp, the comprehensive and constructing vision.

    The Vision of Sir Launfal

    James Russell Lowell

British Dictionary definitions for architectonics


noun (functioning as singular)

the science of architecture
metaphysics the scientific classification of knowledge
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