architectonic (adj.) 1670s (architectonical is from c.1600), "pertaining to architecture," from L. architectonicus, from Gk. arkhitektonikos "pertaining to a master builder," from arkhitekton (see ARCHITECT (Cf. architect)). Metaphysical sense, "pertaining to systematization of knowledge," is from 1801.

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  • architectonic — adjective Etymology: Latin architectonicus, from Greek architektonikos, from architektōn Date: 1645 1. of, relating to, or according with the principles of architecture ; architectural 2. having an organized and unified structure that suggests an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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