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syntactics

syn·tac·tics

syntactics

 
pronunciation:
sihn taek tihks
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the division of semiotics dealing with the components and intrinsic attributes of signs and symbols rather than their use or effect.
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The word syntactics contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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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-
 
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology