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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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87) However, whereas cultural criticism ultimately turns to synecdoche to rescue itself "from the wasteland of endless syntagm," (88) computational methods like "distant reading" are rather at home with the metonymical.
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.
The British Royal Society initiated the syntagm of"brain drain", by referring to the migration of scientists and technology experts in the 1950's and 1960's, from the Great Britain to the United States of America and Canada (Cervantes and Guellec, 2002 apud.
Contradiction is achieved by isolating the phrase 'Instead, he is more' from the rest of the syntagm, so that the possibility of something greater, either in this life or afterwards, is present, as well as the reality of illness and knowing the body's excreta more intimately than ever.
With its fourth item the list breaks the pattern of an enumeration of places, objects, or people encountered en route by returning to the "conscious of" syntagm in a sylleptic move toward verbally delineating Dickens's motion.
In the constitutional text, the syntagm social services is vaguely present, as it is only used to refer to a system that should ensure the public authorities to promote the welfare of the citizens during the "third age" (art.
Invoking a syntagm that was proposed by Rosalie Colie, Marina Leslie defines utopia as a generum mixtum, one of the conglobing genres of the Renaissance, characterised by "inclusionism.
explains the changes in representation within and across modes, genres and cultures in this way: "To restate: there are two kinds of moving meaning and/or altering meaning: one by moving across modes and changing entities (and usually logics--transduction; the other, staying within a mode) and staying therefore with the same logic, but reordering the entities in a syntagm transformation.
In the terminology of semiotics we may say that these verbal and visual, cognitive and emotional networks are connected in the PSA, creating a multimodal syntagm that draws its rational and emotional power from the paradigms (or networks) to which each of the elements also belong (cf.
Incidentally, it seems advisable to include the syntagm rare disease in this second entry, or rather a less common disease as it has been called in recent years to avoid the metonymy in the connotations of rare; that is, to clear the mistaken belief that an individual suffering from a rare disease must be, by extension, odd.
17) I thank one of my readers for noting further that the syntagm "figliuoli cardini" contains an additional ironic, parodic, and satirical tone in that several of the prelates' biological sons also became cardinals, a term derived from cardine (hinge, pivot), in this case of the church.