the science of architecture
Syn: ↑tectonics
Derivationally related forms: ↑architectonic
Hypernyms: ↑science, ↑scientific discipline
Part Holonyms: ↑architecture

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/ar'ki tek ton"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science of planning and constructing buildings.
[1650-60; see ARCHITECTONIC, -ICS]

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  • architectonics — noun The science pertaining to architecture …   Wiktionary

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  • architectonics — [treated as sing.] 1》 the scientific study of architecture. → architectonic …   English new terms dictionary

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