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of or relating to the principles of architecture.
resembling architecture, especially in its highly organized manner or technique of structure:
the architectonic perfection of his new novel.
Historical Examples

By the simple he means the substantial, and yet he may not say so; his architectonic forbids.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

His genius is architectonic; he has an idea which he builds into harmonious measures.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

There are architectonic conceptions which are guiding, not only the different sciences, but all the modes of thought of an age.
Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher Henry Jones

There may perhaps be allowed to be a certain want of “architectonic” in him.
The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory George Saintsbury

As this arrangement is determined by the needs of Kants architectonic, no detailed comment is here called for.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

We must not seek for severe discipline and architectonic design.
Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds

The division of Sciences into ancillary and “architectonic” is Aristotelian.
The Philosophy of Natural Theology William Jackson

Of what is rather affectedly called “architectonic,” Hazlitt has nothing.
Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 George Saintsbury

The Greek artist not only adhered to the architectonic laws of balance and symmetry, but he thought in schemes.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4 Various

Still the architectonic principle is powerful in the Iliad, though more instinctive, and far less explicit than in the Odyssey.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

denoting, relating to, or having architectural qualities
(metaphysics) of or relating to the systematic classification of knowledge

1670s (architectonical is from c.1600), “pertaining to architecture,” from Latin architectonicus, from Greek arkhitektonikos “pertaining to a master builder,” from arkhitekton (see architect). Metaphysical sense, “pertaining to systematization of knowledge,” is from 1801.


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