syn·​tax·​ic | \ sə̇n‧ˈtaksik\

Definition of syntaxic

: 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

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First Known Use of syntaxic

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syntaxic

syn- + -taxic (as in parataxic)

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