syntactics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1937 a branch of semiotic that deals with the formal relations between signs or expressions in abstraction from their signification and their interpreters

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  • syntactics — /sin tak tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. the branch of semiotics dealing with the formal properties of languages and systems of symbols. Also called logical syntax. [1820 30; see SYNTACTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • syntactics — A branch of semiotics concerned with the formal relations between signs, in abstraction from their meaning and their interpreters. [syn + G. taxis, order] * * * syn·tac·tics tiks n pl but sing or pl in constr a branch of semiotic that deals with… …   Medical dictionary

  • syntactics — Synonyms and related words: IC analysis, appositive, attribute, attributive, bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, complement, construction modifier, cutting, deep structure, derivation, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • syntactics — n. branch of semiotics that studies the formal properties of signs and symbols …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syntactics — syn·tac·tics …   English syllables

  • syntactics —  Синтаксис …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • syntactics — syn•tac•tics [[t]sɪnˈtæk tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) ling. pho the branch of semiotics dealing with the formal properties of languages and systems of symbols and the relationships of signs to each other • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • syntactics — sə̇nˈtaktiks, aktēks noun plural but singular or plural in construction : a theory that deals with the formal relations between signs or expressions in abstraction from their signification and their interpreters compare pragmatics, semiotic * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Syntactic hierarchy — Syntactics, or syntax, is concerned with the way sentences are constructed from smaller parts, such as words and phrases. Two steps can be distinguished in the study of syntactics. The first step is to identify different types of units in the… …   Wikipedia

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