from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sequence of linguistic units in a syntagmatic relationship to one another.
- n. A sequence of words in a particular syntactic relationship to one another; a construction.
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- n. A Macedonian phalanx fighting formation consisting of 256 men with long spears (sarissae).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a general term applied by Pfeffer to all bodies made up of tagmata, or theoretical aggregates of chemical molecules. See tagma.
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- n. a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
New Latin, from French syntagme, from Greek suntagma, suntagmat-, arrangement, syntactic unit, from suntassein, suntag-, to put in order; see syntax.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin syntagma, from Ancient Greek σύνταγμα (suntagma, "syntactical element"), from συντάσσω (suntassō, "arrange together”, “to order"). (Wiktionary)