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syntagma

play
noun, syn·tag·ma \sin-ˈtag-mə\

Definition of syntagma

plural syntagmas or syntagmataplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a syntactic element

syntagmatic play \ˌsin-ˌtag-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin of syntagma

Greek, from syntassein


First Known Use: 1937


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