architectonic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj architectonic of or pertaining to construction or architecture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Architectonic Pertaining to a master builder, or to architecture; evincing skill in designing or construction; constructive. "Architectonic wisdom.""These architectonic functions which we had hitherto thought belonged."
    • Architectonic Relating to the systemizing of knowledge.
    • Architectonic The act of arranging knowledge into a system.
    • Architectonic The science of architecture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • architectonic Pertaining to architecture; hence, pertaining or relating to construction or design of any kind.
    • architectonic Skilled in architecture; expert in designing or constructing.
    • architectonic Relating to the construction of a complete and scientifically arranged theory or system of doctrine.
    • architectonic Having the same relation to something as that of an architect to his work; designing; controlling; governing; directive.
    • n architectonic The science of architecture. Also architectonics.
    • n architectonic In logic, the art of constructing systems.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Architectonic pertaining to architecture: constructive: controlling, having direction:
    • adjs Architectonic (metaph.) pertaining to the arrangement of knowledge
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
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    “Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. architectonicus, Gr. . See Architect
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. architektōnarchi-, chief, and tektōn, a builder.

Usage

In literature:

Human reason is by nature architectonic.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
The architectonic beauty of the human form and its technical perfection are two ideas, which we must take good care not to confound.
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
I see magnificent objects in their own real magnificence, and architectonic objects in their own real art.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
We must not seek for severe discipline and architectonic design.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
He lacks the architectonic faculty.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 11, 1919" by Various
There are architectonic conceptions which are guiding, not only the different sciences, but all the modes of thought of an age.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
Nothing here but has its architectonic reason.
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
Lack of "Architectonic" Quality.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
For the architectonic faculty in its highest developments you must come to England.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
There may perhaps be allowed to be a certain want of "architectonic" in him.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
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In news:

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