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architectonic

[ahr-ki-tek-ton-ik] /ˌɑr kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the principles of architecture.
2.
resembling architecture, especially in its highly organized manner or technique of structure:
the architectonic perfection of his new novel.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin architectonicus < Greek architektonikós of, belonging to architecture. See archi-, tectonic
Related forms
architectonically, adverb
nonarchitectonic, adjective
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architectonic

/ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or having architectural qualities
2.
(metaphysics) of or relating to the systematic classification of knowledge
Derived Forms
architectonically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin architectonicus concerning architecture; see architect
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Word Origin and History for architectonic
adj.

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.

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