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ar·chi·tec·ton·ic

 (är′kĭ-tĕk-tŏn′ĭk) also ar·chi·tec·ton·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
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.

architectonic

(ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪk)
adj
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

ar•chi•tec•ton•ic

(ˌɑr kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪk)

adj.
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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Nautical imagery pervades the Commedia, and this example from near the end of Purgatorio stands in archetectonic balance to the comparison of the giant Antaeus to a toast being raised in Inferno (31.145) and Dante's wonder at the universal form being likened to Neptune's at the sight of the underwater shadow of the first ship in Paradiso (33.96).