Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as syntactic.

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  • adjective syntactic, related to syntax

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax

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Examples

  • Pairing the phrases gives each a force it would separately lack, and, as will be seen, this kind of syntactical equilibrium is utterly typical of Moulsworth's style throughout the poem.

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  • '' She's actually taking the listener with her, unlike Rudd who tended to sort of put words out there, often with a kind of syntactical convolution, and you had to try to keep up with him, '' he says.

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  • It is somewhat reminiscent of Gertrude Stein, but where Stein's sentences break down syntactical sense, and in doing so paradoxically draw more attention to the sentence as sentence, as a unit of composition, Markus's approach simply breaks down the paragraph into its individual sentences without otherwise questioning their ultimate connections in an expository chain.

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  • These two sentences stand out in the "document" not so much for their content per se as for their legibility and syntactical coherence.

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  • Though initially less radical than the typographical play still to come, the use of boldtype and italics here still seems disruptive, even arbitrary, although, as with all the other graphic devices in this novel, they actually work in part to substitute for more conventional grammatical and syntactical markers.

    Experimental Fiction

  • It is a set of conventions for representing the syntactical organisation of a written text and also for representing the variation in vocal pitch and rhythm appropriate to a spoken performance of the text … It shows how a piece of writing should ‘go’ in a spoken performance.

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  • Though initially less radical than the typographical play still to come, the use of boldtype and italics here still seems disruptive, even arbitrary, although, as with all the other graphic devices in this novel, they actually work in part to substitute for more conventional grammatical and syntactical markers.

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  • Instead of presenting syntactical and logical relationships, punctuation reproduces the patterns of speech.

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  • Feelings though they are, with only a slight admixture of the most general considerations upon human destiny, the syntactical connection between part and part is perfectly clear, no contour is blurred.

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  • The second set of phrases I list just happen to be a bad grammatical or syntactical construction.

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