Definition of Architectonic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to construction or architecture.

Exact synonyms: Tectonic
Derivative terms: Architectonics
Partainyms: Tectonics, Tectonics

Definition of Architectonic

1. a. Pertaining to a master builder, or to architecture; evincing skill in designing or construction; constructive.

2. n. The science of architecture.

Definition of Architectonic

1. Adjective. relating to, or characteristic of architecture, design and construction ¹

2. Adjective. relating to the scientific systematization of the totality of knowledge ¹

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Definition of Architectonic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Architectonic

architect's lien
architect's liens
architect's ruler
architectonic (current term)
architectural accessibility
architectural drawings
architectural engineering
architectural ornament
architectural panel
architectural pattern
architectural patterns
architectural plan

Literary usage of Architectonic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"TRANSCENDENTAL DOCTRINE OF METHOD CHAPTER THIRD THE architectonic OF PURE SEASON By ... Thus architectonic is the doctrine of the scientific in cognition, ..."

2. Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: In Commemoration of the Centenary by Immanuel Kant (1896)
"... changes a mere aggregate of knowledge into a system, it is easy to see that architectonic is the doctrine of what is really scientific in our knowledge, ..."

3. Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers by Immanuel Kant (1889)
"The architectonic of Pure Reason architectonic is the art of system, and reason always requires that knowledge should be reduced to system—that is, ..."

4. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"architectonic mould of language. BOOK II. It is this general structure —the formal mould into which Aboriginal ^ne fluid material of speech is cast, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... been extensively imitated; a refined variety of free classic, always quiet and delicate in detail, though perhaps rather wanting in architectonic force. ..."

6. History of Interpretation: Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of by Frederic William Farrar (1886)
"We find a curious instance of architectonic Gematria in Josephus, who, in referring to Dan. ix. 27, alludes to the Jewish belief that the Jewish Temple ..."

7. Sketches and Studies in Southern Europe by John Addington Symonds (1880)
"... and as a whole, it does not inspire us with a sense of architectonic majesty. XIII. Lorenzo's chief difficulties arose from the necessity under which, ..."

8. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"Another temporary amphitheatre was erected by Nero's order ; an other permanent (ie architectonic) one was commenced by the Emperor Caius, ..."

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