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architectonic (comparative more architectonic, superlative most architectonic)

  1. Relating to or characteristic of architecture, design and construction.
    • Boyle
      architectonic wisdom
    • J. C. Shairp
      these architectonic functions
  2. (figuratively) Foundational, fundamental; supporting the structure of a morality, society, or culture.
    • 1874, Ernest Myers, The Extant Odes of Pindar, translated into English, Introduction, page 15.
      We do not of course always, or even often, find the moral principles clearly and consciously expressed or consistently supported, but we cannot but feel that they are present in the shape of instincts, and those instincts pervading and architectonic.
  3. Relating to the scientific systematization of the totality of knowledge.


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