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syndetic

[ sin-det-ik ]
/ sɪnˈdɛt ɪk /
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adjective
serving to unite or connect; connective; copulative.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM syndetic

syn·det·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for syndetic

syndetic
/ (sɪnˈdɛtɪk) /

adjective
denoting a grammatical construction in which two clauses are connected by a conjunctionCompare asyndetic (def. 2)

Derived forms of syndetic

syndetically, adverb

Word Origin for syndetic

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