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asyntactic

[ ey-sin-tak-tik ]
/ ˌeɪ sɪnˈtæk tɪk /

adjective Grammar. (of compounds)

consisting of morphemes that are combined differently from their mode of combination as separate words in a phrase, as bookstore, which is an asyntactic compound, while the same elements are combined syntactically in store for books.

Nearby words

asyndeton, asynechia, asynergia, asynergy, asynjur, asyntactic, asystematic, asystole, asyut, at, at a discount

Origin of asyntactic

First recorded in 1875–80; a-6 + syntactic
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