[ sin-tak-tik ]
/ sɪnˈtæk tɪk /
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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- syntactic construction,
Origin of syntactic
syn·tac·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·syn·tac·tic, adjectivenon·syn·tac·ti·cal, adjectivenon·syn·tac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
un·syn·tac·tic, adjectiveun·syn·tac·ti·cal, adjectiveun·syn·tac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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And I noticed the paragraphs on the cards were syntactically far more complicated than anything he read in books.
Syntactically the most interesting point in the history of the ME.
/ (sɪnˈtæktɪk) /
Also: synˈtactical 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
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