word order


noun

the way in which words are arranged in sequence in a sentence or smaller construction: In Latin, word order is freer than in English.

Origin of word order

First recorded in 1890–95
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word order


noun

the arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In many languages, including English, word order plays an important part in determining meanings expressed in other languages by inflections
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