[ sin-tag-muh ]
/ sɪnˈtæg mə /
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noun, plural syn·tag·mas, syn·tag·ma·ta [sin-tag-muh-tuh]. /sɪnˈtæg mə tə/. Linguistics.

an element that enters into a syntagmatic relationship.



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Also syn·tagm [sin-tam]. /ˈsɪn tæm/.

Origin of syntagma

1635–45; <Greek sýntagma something put together, equivalent to syntag- (see syntactic) + -ma resultative noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for syntagma


syntagm (ˈsɪnˌtæm)

/ (sɪnˈtæɡmə) /

noun plural -tagmata (-ˈtæɡmətə) or -tagms

a syntactic unit or a word or phrase forming a syntactic unit
a systematic collection of statements or propositions
C17: from Late Latin, from Greek, from suntassein to put in order; see syntax
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