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Syntax refers to the ways in which we order specific words to create logical, meaningful sentences. While the parts of speech are all the different types of words that we can use, syntax is the set of rules, patterns, or processes by which we can put them together.
a. The study of the rules whereby words or other elements of sentence structure are combined to form grammatical sentences.
b. A publication, such as a book, that presents such rules.
c. The pattern of formation of sentences or phrases in a language.
d. Such a pattern in a particular sentence or discourse.
2. Computers The rules governing the formation of statements in a programming language.
3. A systematic, orderly arrangement.
[French syntaxe, from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek suntaxis, from suntassein, to put in order : sun-, syn- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.]
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1. (Linguistics) the branch of linguistics that deals with the grammatical arrangement of words and morphemes in the sentences of a language or of languages in general
2. (Linguistics) the totality of facts about the grammatical arrangement of words in a language
3. (Linguistics) a systematic statement of the rules governing the grammatical arrangement of words and morphemes in a language
4. (Logic) logic a systematic statement of the rules governing the properly formed formulas of a logical system
5. any orderly arrangement or system
[C17: from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek suntaxis, from suntassein to put in order, from syn- + tassein to arrange]
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a. the study of the patterns of formation of sentences and phrases from words and of the rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language.
b. the patterns or rules so studied: English syntax.
a. the study of the well-formed formulas of a logical system.
b. the set of rules that generate such a system.
3. Computers. the grammatical rules and structural patterns governing the ordered use of appropriate words and symbols for issuing commands, writing code, etc., in a particular software application or programming language.
[1565–75; short for earlier syntaxis < Late Latin < Greek sýntaxis an arranging in order =syntag- (base of syntássein; see syntactic) + -sis -sis]
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the grammatical principles by which words are used in phrases and sentences to construct meaningful combinations. — syntactic, syntactical, adj.See also: Grammar
the study of the principles by which words are used in phrases and sentences to construct meaningful combinations. — syntactic, syntactical, adj.See also: Linguistics
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Syntaxa connected system or order; a union of things.
Examples: syntax of being, 1661; of phantasy or imagination, 1676.
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The way in which sentences are grammatically constructed, or the branch of linguistics that studies this.
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|Noun||1.||syntax - the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences|
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
|2.||syntax - a systematic orderly arrangement|
|3.||syntax - studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences|
linguistics - the scientific study of language
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
generative grammar - (linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description
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syntax[ˈsɪntæks] n → syntaxe f
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syntax[ˈsɪntæks] n → sintassi f inv
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(the rules for) the correct arrangement of words in a sentence. sintaksis عِلْم النَّحو синтаксис sintaxe skladba die Syntax syntaks σύνταξηsintaxis süntaks نحو lauseoppi syntaxeתחביר वाक्य रचना sintaksa mondattan sintaks setningafræði sintassi 統語論 구문론 sintaksė sintakse sintaksis syntaxissyntaks, setningslæreskładnia نحو sintaxe sintaxă синтаксис skladba, syntax sintaksa sintaksa syntax, satslära ความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างถ้อยคำในประโยค; โครงสร้างความสัมพันธ์ทางไวยากรณ์ söz dizimi, sentaks 語法，句法 синтаксис جملوں کی ترکیب نحوی cú pháp 语构，句法
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