linguistic string

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Noun1.linguistic string - a linear sequence of words as spoken or writtenlinguistic string - a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
syntagm, syntagma - a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
string - a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
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Without consideration of intonation units, their function and structure, we cannot explain the abiding effects of free verse, such as how changing only the lineation or the spacing of a linguistic string affects both the poem's prosody and its meaning in ways that are fundamentally tied to the phonology of a language and so are "hard-wired" so to speak in speakers or readers.
Gaizauskas and Wilks (1998) reported that templates were used to extract data from natural language texts against which "fact retrieval" could be carried out in the Linguistic String Project at New York University that began in the mid-1960s and continued into the 1980s (reported by Sager, 1981).
Blumenthal-Drame examines the relationship between frequency in natural language use and the entrenchment of complex linguistic strings in the minds of language users.