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1. Serving to connect, as a conjunction; copulative or conjunctive.
2. Connected by a conjunction.

[Greek sundetikos, from sundetos, bound together, from sundein, to bind together : sun-, syn- + dein, to bind.]

syn·det′i·cal·ly adv.
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(sɪnˈdɛtɪk) or


(Grammar) denoting a grammatical construction in which two clauses are connected by a conjunction. Compare asyndetic2
[C17: from Greek sundetikos, from sundetos bound together; see syndesis]
synˈdetically adv
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(sɪnˈdɛt ɪk)

also syn•det′i•cal,

1. serving to unite or connect; connective; copulative.
2. connected by a conjunction: syndetic clauses.
[1615–25; < Greek syndetikós <sýndet(os) bound together + -ikos -ic]
syn•det′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.syndetic - connected by a conjunction
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
asyndetic - lacking conjunctions
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