[ sin-tag-muh ]

noun,plural syn·tag·mas, syn·tag·ma·ta [sin-tag-muh-tuh]. /sɪnˈtæg mə tə/. Linguistics.
  1. an element that enters into a syntagmatic relationship.

Origin of syntagma

1635–45; <Greek sýntagma something put together, equivalent to syntag- (see syntactic) + -ma resultative noun suffix
  • Also syn·tagm [sin-tam]. /ˈsɪn tæm/.

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syntagm (ˈsɪnˌtæm)

/ (sɪnˈtæɡmə) /

nounplural -tagmata (-ˈtæɡmətə) or -tagms
  1. a syntactic unit or a word or phrase forming a syntactic unit

  2. a systematic collection of statements or propositions

Origin of syntagma

C17: from Late Latin, from Greek, from suntassein to put in order; see syntax

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