architectonics

[ ar-ki-tek-ton-iks ]
/ ˌær kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks /

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
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Examples from the Web for architectonics

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

    Melomaniacs|James Huneker
  • What was in him was mastery over the architectonics of verse.

    The Last Harvest|John Burroughs

British Dictionary definitions for architectonics

architectonics

/ (ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the science of architecture
metaphysics the scientific classification of knowledge
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