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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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