synsemantic


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Adj.1.synsemantic - of a word or phrase meaningful only when it occurs in the company of other words
linguistics - the scientific study of language
syncategorematic - of a term that cannot stand as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition but must be used in conjunction with other terms; "`or' is a syncategorematic term"
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Croatian prepositions are explicitly defined as synsemantic (i.
3) The division is also known in the literature as content and function words (Jolly 1991), corresponding to autosemantic and synsemantic words in the Croatian grammar tradition (Silic and Pranjkovic 2007).
He considers the traditional distinction between content or autosemantic words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) and function or synsemantic words (prepositions, conjunctions, etc.