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noun (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
  1. the branch of semiotics dealing with the formal properties of languages and systems of symbols.

Origin of syntactics

First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at syntactic, -ics
Also called logical syntax. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for syntactics


  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of symbol systems; proof theory
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