syntactic

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adjective syn·tac·tic \sin-ˈtak-tik\

Definition of syntactic

  1. :  of, relating to, or according to the rules of syntax or syntactics

syntactically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of syntactic

or

syntactical

play \-ti-kəl\

Origin and Etymology of syntactic

New Latin syntacticus, from Greek syntaktikos arranging together, from syntassein


First Known Use: 1577

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms


SYNTACTIC Defined for English Language Learners

syntactic

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adjective syn·tac·tic \sin-ˈtak-tik\

Definition of syntactic for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : of or relating to syntax


Medical Dictionary

syntactic

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adjective syn·tac·tic \sin-ˈtak-tik\

Medical Definition of syntactic

  1. :  of or relating to syntactics

syntactically

\-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

Variants of syntactic

or

syntactical

\-ti-kəl\play


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