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ar·chi·tec·ton·ic / ˌärkitekˈtänik/ • adj. of or relating to architecture or architects. ∎  (of an artistic composition or physical appearance) having a clearly defined structure, esp. one that is artistically pleasing. • n. (architectonics) [usu. treated as sing.] the scientific study of architecture. ∎  musical, literary, or artistic structure: the architectonics of Latin prose. DERIVATIVES: ar·chi·tec·ton·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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1. Pertaining to architecture or to the arrangement of knowledge.

2. Suggesting in e.g. music or sculpture the qualities of architecture.

3. In the plural, the science of architecture or the systematic ordering of knowledge.