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|part of speech:
||the study of the structure and formation of phrases and sentences.
She is a linguist specializing in German syntax.
||the rules in a language that govern the structure and formation of sentences.
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" is a famous example of a sentence that is semantically absurd, but whose syntax is without fault.
||the word order or pattern of word order in a phrase or sentence.
The complex syntax used by Henry James makes reading his novels a challenge.
||in computer science, the rules governing the way machine language commands are interpreted.
||any systematic arrangement; order.
The word syntax
contains the following parts:
that means with, together with
More 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-
, and sys-
that means arrangement, order