syntaxic

adjective

syn·​tax·​ic
sə̇n‧ˈtaksik
: characterized by or relating to a mode of experience or symbolic behavior that relates symbols and referents, speech and action, subject and object in a sequentially logical and interpersonally or publicly verifiable manner compare prototaxic

Word History

Etymology

syn- + -taxic (as in parataxic)

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syntaxic was in 1945

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“Syntaxic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntaxic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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