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 (är′kĭ-tĕk-tŏn′ĭk) also ar·chi·tec·ton·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to architecture or design.
2. Having qualities, such as design and structure, that are characteristic of architecture: a work of art forming an architectonic whole.
3. Philosophy Of or relating to the scientific systematization of knowledge.

[Latin architectonicus, architectural, from Greek arkhitektonikos, from arkhitektōn, architect; see architect.]

ar′chi·tec·ton′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having architectural qualities
2. (Philosophy) metaphysics of or relating to the systematic classification of knowledge
[C16: from Late Latin architectonicus concerning architecture; see architect]
ˌarchitecˈtonically adv


(ˌɑr kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the principles of architecture.
2. resembling architecture in disciplined organization and design.
[1635–45; < Latin architectonicus < Greek architektonikós of architecture]
ar`chi•tec•ton′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.architectonic - of or pertaining to construction or architecturearchitectonic - of or pertaining to construction or architecture
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Our goal was to show Weinwurm as architect and introduce him as somebody who might arrive today and design buildings for Bratislava or another Slovak or European city," said Moravikova, adding that they choose standard means for architectonical exhibitions like drawings, models and photographs.
The content of an aesthetic object has a form of its own which Bakhtin calls architectonical form.
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He comments on different architectonical works of art, the Italian, English or French ones, and gives a series of technical pieces of advice concerning the aesthetical possibilities of building materials.
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On closer look, however, it turns out that when it comes to collective memory, or social perception of its architectonical monuments (Bialous 2011), communities live separately--coexist, but without consensus.
However, in later phases of its development this project caused a lot of controversies over its architectonical qualities.
54), a space of architectonical and sculptural noiKikia (varietas) (4), one of the most identifying traces of the new Byzantine taste; a completely different and, as Basset (2004: 17) writes, "newly outfitted urban core of monumental architecture and sculpture".
On the basis of these urban ideals and current states of planning for the Kulturpalast, here just abridged, the abandonment of this architectonical means of expression becomes comprehensible.
To green the sphere thus means to transfer an ethics of caring and guarding of beings on to the architectonical air-production of modern societies.
10) The princess also remained endlessly engaged in sponsoring the construction of religious buildings: from the complex in Srinagar (mosque, madrasah and khanqah) to the outstanding portal in Agra's mosque, each of these architectonical works speaks of Jahanara's self-assertion and manifests the princess' political ambition.

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