[ sin-tag-mat-ik ]
/ ˌsɪn tægˈmæt ɪk /
pertaining to a relationship among linguistic elements that occur sequentially in the chain of speech or writing, as the relationship between the sun and is shining or the and sun in the sentence The sun is shining.
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Sometimes syn·tag·mat·i·cal .
Origin of syntagmatic
OTHER WORDS FROM syntagmaticsyn·tag·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby syntagmatic
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British Dictionary definitions for syntagmatic
/ (ˌsɪntæɡˈmætɪk) /
of or denoting a syntagma
Also: synˈtagmic (sɪnˈtæɡmɪk) linguistics denoting or concerning the relationship between a word and other members of a syntactic unit containing it
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