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[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
1650-60; see architectonic, -ics Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.

    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
British Dictionary definitions for architectonics


noun (functioning as sing)
the science of architecture
(metaphysics) the scientific classification of knowledge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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