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 (sĭn-tăg′mə) also syn·tagm (sĭn′tăm)
n. pl. syn·tag·mas or syn·tag·ma·ta (-tăg′mə-tə) also syn·tagms
1. A sequence of linguistic units in a syntagmatic relationship to one another.
2. A sequence of words in a particular syntactic relationship to one another; a construction.

[New Latin, from French syntagme, from Greek suntagma, suntagmat-, arrangement, syntactic unit, from suntassein, suntag-, to put in order; see syntax.]
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Noun1.syntagm - a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
linguistic string, string of words, word string - a linear sequence of words as spoken or written


[ˈsɪntæm] N (syntagms (pl)) syntagma [sɪnˈtægmə] N (syntagmata (pl)) [sɪnˈtægmətə]sintagma m
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In relation to these structural-functional theories, the notion of "layering" thus refers in the first place to a layered organization of the clausal and nominal syntagms, with (at least) two layers/levels/domains/zones in which interpersonal and representational aspects are encoded and more fine-grained distinctions within these two layers.
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