ar·​chi·​tec·​ton·​ic | \ ˌär-kə-ˌtek-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce architectonic (audio) \

Definition of architectonic

1 : of, relating to, or according with the principles of architecture : architectural
2 : having an organized and unified structure that suggests an architectural design

Other Words from architectonic

architectonically \ ˌär-​kə-​ˌtek-​ˈtä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce architectonic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of architectonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the ramps offer a remarkable architectonic respite from the sun — as well as some remarkable framed views of the city, not to mention the bridge itself. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 The competing perpendicular composition of frontal and profile poses is architectonic, like a building’s structure. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 This included a site-specific land piece by prominent African American sculptor Maren Hassinger, as well as a pair of architectonic installations by Afro Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 In addition, the set design is smartly executed, making much of an architectonic shell. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 The coiffures are so extravagantly architectonic that the models end up looking as stately as Benin bronzes or divinities from some 18th dynasty frieze. New York Times, 9 Dec. 2021 Motifs from other cultures also influenced major architectonic elements in the series, namely the Divine Gate (from the enigmatic Olmecs) and the Pantheon of the Gods (inspired by the Mayans). Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Schoenstadt has long engaged architecture in her work, producing wall drawings that mash up iconic buildings into fantastical architectonic arrangements, which bend and weave along a wall — often, in ways that defy gravity. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2021 Georgia had painted stylized architectonic forms, but never using the vocabulary of dynamic symmetry, never interlayering the geometric forms and the actual shapes. Roxana Robinson, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of architectonic

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for architectonic

Latin architectonicus, from Greek architektonikos, from architektōn

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