Meaning of SYNTACTIC in English

— 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, which consists of an adjective followed by a noun, is a syntactic compound.

Also, syntactical .

[ 1570-80; syntacticus syntaktikós, equiv. to syntakt ( ós ) ordered, arranged together, verbid of syntássein to arrange together ( syn- SYN- + tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -tos adj. suffix) + -ikos -IC; see TACTIC ]

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