from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or conforming to the rules of syntax.
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- adj. Of, related to or connected with syntax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to syntax; according to the rules of syntax, or construction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Conjoined; fitted to each other.
- In grammar, pertaining or according to the rules of syntax or construction.
- n. A branch of mathematics including permutations, combinations, variations, the binomial theorem, and other doctrines relative to the number of ways of putting things together under given conditions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax
Outside of poetic writing and certain syntactic alternations like topicalization, the word order of Modern English is Subject-Verb-Object.
But for me, it was a bit worrisome — especially as I had recently been enjoying a resurgence of interest in syntactic research.
Not the essential principle but a linguistic structure of arbitrary symbols in syntactic relationships, the structure of which maps to the morphological form of the essential principle.
In her "Introduction" to Kissing the Rod, Germaine Greer cautiously suggests that certain "syntactic patterns" tend to characterize much of the verse written by early modem women.
Jespersen also elaborated a theory of rank, de - signed to explicate the idea of syntactic rules.
Because of its double role, the word forms a kind of syntactic glue between the otherwise diverse subjects, joining them together in a unity.
The Scheme community has come up with hygienic macro systems that let you write macros in Scheme, such as syntactic closures.
Well, it turns out that written English requires some additional syntactic sugar in order to be valid.
Programmers, on the other hand, are handed syntactic formalisms of the language of interest and expected to work from that point.
The emergentists use the term ‘construction’ to cover everything ranging from chunks through verb patterns to larger syntactic units.