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syntax (n.)

c. 1600, from French syntaxe (16c.) and directly from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek syntaxis "a putting together or in order, arrangement, a grammatical construction," from stem of syntassein "put in order," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + tassein "arrange" (see tactics).

updated on January 08, 2014

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Definitions of syntax from WordNet

syntax (n.)
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences;
Synonyms: sentence structure / phrase structure
syntax (n.)
a systematic orderly arrangement;
syntax (n.)
studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences;
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