Syntactic Syn*tac"tic, Syntactical Syn*tac"tic*al, a. [Cf. G. ? putting together. See {Syntax}.] Of or pertaining to syntax; according to the rules of syntax, or construction. -- {Syn*tac"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • syntactic — 1807, from Mod.L. syntacticus, from Gk. syntaktikos, from syntassein (see SYNTAX (Cf. syntax)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • syntactic — [sin tak′tik] adj. [< ModL syntacticus < Gr syntaktikos < syntaxis: see SYNTAX] of or in accordance with the rules of syntax: also syntactical syntactically adv …   English World dictionary

  • syntactic — [[t]sɪntæ̱ktɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Syntactic means relating to syntax. [TECHNICAL] ...three common syntactic devices in English …   English dictionary

  • syntactic — syntactically, adv. /sin tak tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to syntax. 2. consisting of or noting morphemes that are combined in the same order as they would be if they were separate words in a corresponding construction: The word blackberry,… …   Universalium

  • syntactic — adjective /sɪnˈtæktɪk/ Of, related to or connected with syntax. The sentence “I saw he” contains a syntactic mistake. Syn: syntactical See Also: syntax …   Wiktionary

  • syntactic — adj. Syntactic is used with these nouns: ↑construction, ↑structure …   Collocations dictionary

  • syntactic — syn|tac|tic [sınˈtæktık] adj technical relating to syntax ▪ syntactic structure >syntactically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • syntactic — adjective technical related to syntax: The two sentences have the same syntactic structure. syntactically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • syntactic — syntax ► NOUN 1) the arrangement of words and phrases to create well formed sentences. 2) a set of rules for or an analysis of this. 3) the structure of statements in a computer language. DERIVATIVES syntactic adjective syntactical adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • syntactic — or syntactical adjective Etymology: New Latin syntacticus, from Greek syntaktikos arranging together, from syntassein Date: 1577 of, relating to, or according to the rules of syntax or syntactics • syntactically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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