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 (sĭn-tăg′mə) also syn·tagm (sĭn′tăm)
n. pl. syn·tag·mas or syn·tag·ma·ta (-tăg′mə-tə) also syn·tagms
1. A sequence of linguistic units in a syntagmatic relationship to one another.
2. A sequence of words in a particular syntactic relationship to one another; a construction.

[New Latin, from French syntagme, from Greek suntagma, suntagmat-, arrangement, syntactic unit, from suntassein, suntag-, to put in order; see syntax.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syntagm - a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
linguistic string, string of words, word string - a linear sequence of words as spoken or written


[ˈsɪntæm] N (syntagms (pl)) syntagma [sɪnˈtægmə] N (syntagmata (pl)) [sɪnˈtægmətə]sintagma m
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"Social and cultural" are defined as separate units, yet are not recognized as a fixed syntagm in the dictionaries.
Particularly striking, for instance, is the identification of a poetic senhal alluded in the syntagm sole freddoloso, encapsulated in the famous motet Ti libero la fronte dai ghiaccioli ("Brand-Eis" are the German words for fire and ice--the same elements alluded to in the hendiadys sole freddoloso--establishing a link with the Austrian roots of Irma's family name, p.
This situation is further complicated by the presence of the syntagm "hide and seek," which would transform the whole phrase into a complicated verb; "hide," then, is also a crux at which the sentence can change tracks.
Brodsky's "tragic timbre" relies on an dlicit substitution between the first and the third person ("I mourn my death through the death of an other"), and to the extent that such self-mourning is possible, it can be achieved on account of the simultaneous specificity and universality of the syntagm "my death":
It should be noted that a GIS cannot run in a network of scenarios the syntagm what if?
From semantico-grammatical perspective, linguistic function is considered a property of the co-text according to which a grammatical element is assigned a functional role (actor, goal, theme, instrument, senser, etc.) based on its placement in the syntagm of the sentence.
9: "Su principio, su medio y fin es este." With this syntagm, Sor Juana unambiguously hints at Aristotle's Poetics, where the Greek author uses almost the same order of words to explain how a drama has to be plotted (1459 a).
The line, then, is not the trace of a movement or gesture but a connected sequence of verbal particles, or what linguists call a syntagm. And being on the surface rather than in it, the lettering is no more intrinsic to the page than the page to the lettering.
An old but useful tool for approaching such paradoxes appears in the structuralists' propensity to expand Saussure's twin aspects of language--selection and combination--into a way of diagramming texts: the former involves paradigm sets, equivalence, comparison, absence, and metaphor, while the latter involves syntagm chains, contiguity, contexture, presence, and metonymy.
Fear of the tyrant is a syntagm that must be defined in its dual
Thus, the syntagm of "unitarist politics" is a good excuse to continue the policy of division, ghettoization, hatred, great Serbian policy and similar enterprises.
The global culture syntagm does not stand for cultural goods that belong to humankind as it has been portrayed by its proponents, but rather amounts to revealing the dominance of one cultural realm, of one global civilization over all others.