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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The science of architecture.
2. Structural design: the architectonics of a fugue.
3. Philosophy The scientific systematization of knowledge.
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n (functioning as singular)
1. (Architecture) the science of architecture
2. (Philosophy) metaphysics the scientific classification of knowledge
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(ˌær kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science of planning and constructing buildings.
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structural design, especially of a work of art, as a painting or piece of music. See also philosophy.
See also: Art
the science of architecture. See also art; philosophy. — architectonic, architectonical, adj.
See also: Architecture
the science of the systemization of knowledge. See also architecture; art.
See also: Philosophy
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.architectonics - the science of architecturearchitectonics - the science of architecture    
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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