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syndetic

[sin-det-ik]
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adjective
  1. serving to unite or connect; connective; copulative.
  2. Grammar.
    1. conjunctive(def 3c).
    2. connected by a conjunction.
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Sometimes syn·det·i·cal.

Origin of syndetic

1615–25; < Greek syndetikós, equivalent to sýndet(os) bound together (syn- syn- + de- (see syndesis) + -tos verbid suffix) + -ikos -ic
Related formssyn·det·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words

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British Dictionary definitions for syndetic

syndetic

adjective
  1. denoting a grammatical construction in which two clauses are connected by a conjunctionCompare asyndetic (def. 2)
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Derived Formssyndetically, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Greek sundetikos, from sundetos bound together; see syndesis
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