Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
syntax

syn·tax

syntax

 
pronunciation:
sIn taeks
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the study of the way sentences are formed, and how the words go together.
In English class we are studying syntax.
definition 2: the word order or pattern of word order in a sentence.
Do you know if the syntax of this sentence is correct?
Word Parts
The word syntax contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
tax, taxo Greek root that means arrangement, order