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Definition of "architectonic" []

  • Of or relating to architecture or design. (adjective)
  • Having qualities, such as design and structure, that are characteristic of architecture: a work of art forming an architectonic whole. (adjective)
  • Philosophy Of or relating to the scientific systematization of knowledge. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "architectonic" in a sentence
  • "By the term architectonic I mean the art of constructing a system."
  • "Poetry tends to open in architectonic forms, there arise the meters, the strophes, the so-called fixed forms."
  • "Penny Yassour designed condensed sculptural elements that recalled architectonic bodies, or mazes positioned on the ground to create a kind of industrial space that she described as mental maps."