[ 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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Also syn·tac·ti·cal .
Origin of syntactic
OTHER WORDS FROM 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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Example sentences from the Web for syntactic
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.
British Dictionary definitions for syntactic
/ (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
Derived forms of syntacticsyntactically, adverb
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