ar·​chi·​tec·​ton·​ics ˌär-kə-ˌtek-ˈtä-niks How to pronounce architectonics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
or less commonly architectonic : the science of architecture
or less commonly architectonic : the unifying structural design of something
or less commonly architectonic : the system of structure

Examples of architectonics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Sergei Shchukin, the Russian collector who commissioned the painting with two others, didn’t see it that way, rejecting its weird spatial architectonics out of hand. Vulture, 3 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of architectonics was in 1660

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“Architectonics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
ar·​chi·​tec·​ton·​ics -tek-ˈtän-iks How to pronounce architectonics (audio)
: the structural arrangement or makeup of an anatomical part or system
the architectonics of nuclei in the cerebellum
architectonic adjective
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