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noun Linguistics.

the study of the rules or patterns characterizing units of connected speech or writing longer than a sentence.
the study of the rules governing appropriate language use in communicative situations.

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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