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Syntax Definition

The way in which linguistic elements (words and phrases) are arranged to form grammatical structure.

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[n] the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
[n] studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences
[n] a systematic orderly arrangement

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grammar, structure, system

Misc. Definitions

\Syn"tax\, n. [L. syntaxis, Gr. ?, fr. ? to put together in order; sy`n with + ? to put in order; cf. F. syntaxe. See {Syn-}, and {Tactics}.]
1. Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism. [Obs.] They owe no other dependence to the first than what is common to the whole syntax of beings. --Glanvill.
2. That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.
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