Definition of Syntax

1. Noun. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences.

Exact synonyms: Phrase Structure, Sentence Structure
Generic synonyms: Structure
Category relationships: Linguistics
Derivative terms: Syntactic, Syntactical, Syntactician



2. Noun. A systematic orderly arrangement.
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System

3. Noun. Studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences.
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Grammar
Specialized synonyms: Generative Grammar
Derivative terms: Syntactic, Syntactical, Syntactician

Definition of Syntax

1. n. Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism.

Definition of Syntax

1. Noun. A set of rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences. ¹

2. Noun. (context: computing countable) The formal rules of formulating the statements of a computer language. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) The study of the structure of phrases, sentences and language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Syntax

1. the way in which words are put together to form phrases and sentences [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Syntax

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1. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1907)
"The three essays contained in this little volume, Interpretative syntax, The Short Circuit in English syntax, and The Position of Words as a Factor in ..."

2. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"In accordance with its etymology, syntax is by some grammarians regarded entirely from this latter point of view, so that it is by them identified with the ..."

3. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE syntax. OBS. l.—In the foregoing code of syntax, the author has taken the parts of speech in their sixteen, because they embrace ..."

4. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"2 is the Kurze historische syntax der deutschen Sprache of Hans Naumann. This work cannot be considered a substitute for Fiedler's which is presumably still ..."

5. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1900)
"Professor Earle has remarked that syntax varies inversely as accidence; wherever we have an elaborate formal grammar, there we have a ..."

6. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"In fact, word-order is the most abstract part of syntax, ... In accordance with its etymology, syntax is by some grammarians regarded entirely from this ..."

7. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"CHAPTER VL syntax. 1. The field of syntax. syntax studies the interrelations of words in the sentence. These interrelations are primarily the discursive ..."

8. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1907)
"The three essays contained in this little volume, Interpretative syntax, The Short Circuit in English syntax, and The Position of Words as a Factor in ..."

9. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"In accordance with its etymology, syntax is by some grammarians regarded entirely from this latter point of view, so that it is by them identified with the ..."

10. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE syntax. OBS. l.—In the foregoing code of syntax, the author has taken the parts of speech in their sixteen, because they embrace ..."

11. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"2 is the Kurze historische syntax der deutschen Sprache of Hans Naumann. This work cannot be considered a substitute for Fiedler's which is presumably still ..."

12. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1900)
"Professor Earle has remarked that syntax varies inversely as accidence; wherever we have an elaborate formal grammar, there we have a ..."

13. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1890)
"Professor Earle has remarked that syntax varies inversely as accidence ; wherever we have an elaborate formal grammar, there we have a ..."

14. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"In fact, word-order is the most abstract part of syntax, ... In accordance with its etymology, syntax is by some grammarians regarded entirely from this ..."

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