phrase structure


noun Linguistics.

the hierarchical arrangement of the constituent words and phrases of a sentence.

Nearby words

  1. phrasal verb,
  2. phrasally,
  3. phrase,
  4. phrase book,
  5. phrase marker,
  6. phrase structure tree,
  7. phrase-structure grammar,
  8. phrase-structure rule,
  9. phrasemaker,
  10. phrasemonger

Origin of phrase structure

First recorded in 1955–60


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