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syntactics

[sin-tak-tiks] /sɪnˈtæk tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
1.
the branch of semiotics dealing with the formal properties of languages and systems of symbols.
Also called logical syntax.
Origin of syntactics
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; See origin at syntactic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for syntactics

syntactics

/sɪnˈtæktɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of symbol systems; proof theory
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