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The omission of conjunctions from constructions in which they would normally be used, as in "Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, / Shrunk to this little measure?" (Shakespeare).
[Late Latin, from Greek asundeton, from neuter of asundetos, without conjunctions : a-, not; see a-1 + sundetos, bound together (from sundein, to bind together : sun-, syn- + dein, to bind).]
as′yn·det′ic (ăs′ĭn-dĕt′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Library Science & Bibliography) (of a catalogue or index) without cross references
2. (Linguistics) (of a linguistic construction) having no conjunction, as in I came, I saw, I conquered
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|Adj.||1.||asyndetic - lacking conjunctions|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
syndetic - connected by a conjunction
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