phrase marker

or phrase-mark·er

noun Linguistics.

(in generative grammar) a representation of the constituent structure of a sentence, using a tree diagram or labeled bracketing.

Origin of phrase marker

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phrase marker

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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