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Webster 1828 Edition


Syntactic

SYNTAC'TIC


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syntactic

syntactic

English

Adjective

syntactic (comparative more syntactic, superlative most syntactic)

  1. Of, related to or connected with syntax.
    The sentence “I saw he” contains a syntactic mistake.
    • 2001, Martin Haspelmath, Language Typology and Language Universals: An International Handbook, page 674:
      the rules specifying how agglutinative morphemes are combined with each other are more syntactic than morphological by their nature and thus are closer to rules specifying how word-forms are combined with each other.
  2. Containing morphemes that are combined in the same order as they would be if they were separate words e.g. greenfinch

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  • syntactic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • syntactic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911