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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.
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Origin of syntactics

First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at syntactic, -ics
Also called logical syntax.
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Related Words for syntactics

symbolism, parole, semantics, pragmatics, langue, syntactics, structure, syntax

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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