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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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He considers the traditional distinction between content or autosemantic words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) and function or synsemantic words (prepositions, conjunctions, etc.