ar·​chi·​tec·​ton·​ics | \ ˌär-kə-ˌtek-ˈtä-niks How to pronounce architectonics (audio) \

Definition of architectonics

1 or less commonly architectonic \ ˌär-​kə-​ˌtek-​ˈtä-​nik How to pronounce architectonic (audio) \ : the science of architecture
2a or less commonly architectonic : the unifying structural design of something
b or less commonly architectonic : the system of structure

First Known Use of architectonics

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about architectonics

Time Traveler for architectonics

Time Traveler

The first known use of architectonics was in 1660

See more words from the same year

Statistics for architectonics

Cite this Entry

“Architectonics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for architectonics


noun plural but singular or plural in construction
ar·​chi·​tec·​ton·​ics | \ -tek-ˈtän-iks How to pronounce architectonics (audio) \

Medical Definition of architectonics

: the structural arrangement or makeup of an anatomical part or system the architectonics of nuclei in the cerebellum

Other Words from architectonics

architectonic \ -​ik How to pronounce architectonic (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on architectonics

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with architectonics

Comments on architectonics

What made you want to look up architectonics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!