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

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

Examples of architectonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Rivalry Between Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Sister Ida," 4 Sep. 2019 Spanish Colonial Revival designs were often asymmetrical and included elements such as a tower (torreón), basements and pitched, red-tile roofs — architectonic flourishes that were not in use during the Mexican colony. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Why so many Mexicans revile the Colonial Californiano architectural hybrid that spread from SoCal," 30 Mar. 2018 And what the documentary series did for me was to force me to confront the reality of what happened, its enormity, its nihilism, and its architectonic role in precipitating the unraveling of this country. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Andrew Sullivan: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats," 20 Oct. 2017 There was so much fun to be had at the old Boston Garden, an architectonic bad dream of a building for visiting teams. Colin Fleming,, "Predators’ Bridgestone Arena offers a special kind of home ice advantage," 11 June 2017 Grosvenor’s architectonic construction from the prior year takes another step down a sculptural road the artists shared. Christopher Knight,, "Where yellow means go, and go now: LACMA's standout show on '60s Dwan Gallery," 31 May 2017 These architectonic prostitutions are welcomed in Italy, and rapacious alien ineptitude is passed off as talented invention and as extremely up-to-date architecture. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Manifesto of Futurist Architecture," 11 Nov. 2008

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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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“Architectonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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