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syntactic

[ sin-tak-tik ]
/ s╔¬n╦łt├Žk t╔¬k /
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adjective
of or relating to syntax: syntactic errors in English;the syntactic rules for computer source code.
consisting of or noting morphemes that are combined in the same order as they would be if they were separate words in a corresponding construction: The word blackberry, which consists of an adjective followed by a noun, is a syntactic compound.
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Origin of syntactic

1570ÔÇô80; <New Latin syntacticus<Greek syntaktik├│s, equivalent to syntakt(├│s) ordered, arranged together, verbid of synt├íssein to arrange together (syn-syn- + tag-, base of t├íssein to arrange + -tos adj. suffix) + -ikos-ic; see tactic

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British Dictionary definitions for syntactic

syntactic
/ (s╔¬n╦łt├Žkt╔¬k) /

adjective
Also: syn╦łtactical relating to or determined by syntax
logic linguistics describable wholly with respect to the grammatical structure of an expression or the rules of well-formedness of a formal system

Derived forms of syntactic

syntactically, adverb
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