syndetic

[ sin-det-ik ]
/ sɪnˈdɛt ɪk /

adjective

serving to unite or connect; connective; copulative.
Grammar.
  1. conjunctive(def 3c).
  2. connected by a conjunction.

Nearby words

  1. syndesmophyte,
  2. syndesmoplasty,
  3. syndesmorrhaphy,
  4. syndesmosis,
  5. syndesmotomy,
  6. syndeton,
  7. syndic,
  8. syndical,
  9. syndicalism,
  10. syndicate

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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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 Formssyndetically, adverb

Word Origin for syndetic

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

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