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phrase marker

or phrase-marker

noun, Linguistics.
(in generative grammar) a representation of the constituent structure of a sentence, using a tree diagram or labeled bracketing.
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First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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phrase marker

(linguistics) a representation, esp one in the form of a tree diagram, of the constituent structure of a sentence
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