relational grammar

noun

Definition of relational grammar

: a grammar based on a theory in which grammatical relations (such as subject or object) are primitives in terms of which syntactic operations are defined

First Known Use of relational grammar

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Relational grammar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relational%20grammar. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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