[ ar-ki-tek-ton-iks ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. the science of planning and constructing buildings.

Origin of architectonics

First recorded in 1650–60; see origin at architectonic, -ics

Words Nearby architectonics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use architectonics in a sentence

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

    Melomaniacs | 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
  • In their methods of treating the orchestra and the voices, in their musical architectonics, and in their conception of opera!

    Musical Memories | Camille Saint-Sans
  • He had a Gothic imagination, but his dreams lack architectonics.

    Egoists | James Huneker
  • He had not the gift of dramatic architectonics, and still less that of stage carpentry.

British Dictionary definitions for architectonics


/ (ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪks) /

noun(functioning as singular)
  1. the science of architecture

  2. metaphysics the scientific classification of knowledge

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