from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to architecture or design.
  • adjective Having qualities, such as design and structure, that are characteristic of architecture.
  • adjective Philosophy Of or relating to the scientific systematization of knowledge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to architecture; hence, pertaining or relating to construction or design of any kind.
  • Skilled in architecture; expert in designing or constructing.
  • Relating to the construction of a complete and scientifically arranged theory or system of doctrine.
  • Having the same relation to something as that of an architect to his work; designing; controlling; governing; directive.
  • noun The science of architecture. Also architectonics.
  • noun In logic, the art of constructing systems.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science of architecture.
  • noun The act of arranging knowledge into a system.
  • adjective Pertaining to a master builder, or to architecture; evincing skill in designing or construction; constructive.
  • adjective Relating to the systemizing of knowledge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective relating to, or characteristic of architecture, design and construction
  • adjective relating to the scientific systematization of the totality of knowledge

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to construction or architecture


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin architectonicus, architectural, from Greek arkhitektonikos, from arkhitektōn, architect; see architect.]


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