Recent Examples of syntactic from the Web
The first is functional shift, in which a word achieves an additional syntactic function: nouns becoming verbs, verbs becoming nouns, and the like.
The book is characterized by nostalgia mixed with surgical literary and syntactic analysis.
Her lines crackle with syntactic wit: Nouns and verbs can riot and tumble, or, when most keenly needed, be startlingly absent.
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Origin and Etymology of syntactic
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
SYNTACTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of syntactic for English Language Learners
linguistics : of or relating to syntax
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