syntagma

noun
syn·​tag·​ma | \ sin-ˈtag-mə How to pronounce syntagma (audio) \
plural syntagmas or syntagmata\ sin-​ˈtag-​mə-​tə How to pronounce syntagmata (audio) \

Definition of syntagma

: a syntactic element

Other Words from syntagma

syntagmatic \ ˌsin-​ˌtag-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce syntagmatic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of syntagma

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syntagma

Greek, from syntassein

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“Syntagma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntagma. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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