American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the rules whereby words or other elements of sentence structure are combined to form grammatical sentences.
- n. A publication, such as a book, that presents such rules.
- n. The pattern of formation of sentences or phrases in a language.
- n. Such a pattern in a particular sentence or discourse.
- n. Computer Science The rules governing the formation of statements in a programming language.
- n. A systematic, orderly arrangement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Connected system or order; union of things.
- n. In grammar, the construction of sentences; the due forming and arrangement of words or members of sentences in their mutual relations according to established usage. Syntax includes the proper use of parts of speech and of forms in their combinations to make sentences, and their proper arrangement or collocation.
- n. A set of rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences.
- n. computing, countable The formal rules of formulating the statements of a computer language.
- n. linguistics The study of the structure of phrases, sentences and language.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism.
- n. That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.
- n. the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
- n. studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences
- n. a systematic orderly arrangement
- Ancient Greek σύνταξις (suntaksis), from σύν (sun, "together") + τάξις (taksis, "arrangement"), from τάσσω (tassō, "I arrange"). (Wiktionary)
- French syntaxe, from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek suntaxis, from suntassein, to put in order : sun-, syn- + tassein, tag-, to arrange. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Screen has a sorendition command that can be used to change the attributes Screen uses for highlighting messages (you can find the command in the man-page and the syntax is also described there, although the description is a bit cryptic).”
“The error is, WindowsError: [Error 123] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”
“Details: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”
“The syntax is as elaborate and intricate as any Celtic decoration, and wound up with it if you follow all along, around, in, through and over is the meaning.”
“As you can imagine, the “by” syntax is similar to “via” and “RT”, but not quite the same.”
“Generally an edit will include correcting errors in syntax (spelling, punctuation & grammar) a line edit or a proofread, with notes or observations on the character development, plot structure and clarity.”
“This sort of syntax is understandable coming from a first - or second-grader, but from a 17-year-old it is downright appalling, Riley said.”
“Grammar and syntax is another very complicated part of learning English.”
“First, this medieval syntax is a bit hard on my eyes (please see #4 here).”
“Until recently I used Markdown for this purpose; its syntax is very light and readable, and it produces very clean HTML which is relatively easy to style with CSS.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘syntax’.
there is going to be a lot of words...
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
random webdev lingo used primarily in computer programming.
( open list, randomness, technical jargon, geek speak )
ajax, user, admin, frontend, backend, database, sql, protocol, call, dom, layout, ui and 439 more...
The dichotomy of a word .... and yes *dichotomy* would be on this very list.
Put the two words next to each other. Pedants of the world pen your pet peeves here!
united; acting or considered together
morphemes greek and latin prefixes, suffixes and roots.
This list is designed to be a reference for my AP Lit. students
Looking for tweets for syntax.