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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols.

[From syntactic.]


(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of symbol systems; proof theory


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n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of semiotics dealing with the formal properties of languages and systems of symbols and the relationships of signs to each other.
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For example, if the plug has narrow ribs or posts it is not a good idea to use a brittle material like some epoxy syntactics.
It should be noted that this method cannot be used for thermoplastic-based syntactics.
The unique capabilities of ESS' high-performance syntactics provide the highest possible buoyancy, withstand varying levels of hydrostatic pressure and resist water absorption.
9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS), a global supplier of syntactic solutions, through its relationship with Hydroid Inc.
1) The model was codified by Charles Morris in 1946 (217-20) and consists of semantics (references to matters outside the text in historical reality and various other intertexts--what Benjamin Harshav calls "External Fields of Reference"), syntactics (frames which different details form within the text itself, Harshav's "Internal Field of Reference'--not to be confused with grammatical "syntax"), and pragmatics (in-built conditions of the interface between the text and its audiences, including the general reader).
Staying largely within textual syntactics, Palmer suggests a predominantly quantitative typology of representations of intermental cognition, starting with unexpected "intermental encounters" (cf.
The rapid setting, high-strength epoxy syntactics from Huntsman Advanced Materials are supplied in four colors (light blue, orange, black, and gray); the lightweight materials are said to be self-extinguishing and halogen-free.
Epocast 1633 syntactic epoxies are extrudable and easy to dispense from dual-barrel cartridges that contain premeasured amounts of resin and hardener.
The unique capabilities of ESS' high-performance syntactics allow manned and unmanned vehicles like the Bluefin 21 AUV to operate for long periods of time at the deepest ocean depths.
Epoxy-based syntactics are entry-level materials that provide good material distribution at a lower cost but are dusty to machine and have lower abuse resistance.
ESS syntactics are lightweight, engineered foams designed to withstand significant hydrostatic pressure while delivering optimum performance.
The Magnum Venus line of resins has been incorporated into ITW SprayCore's family of sprayable syntactics.