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syntactic

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  • IPA: /sɪnˈtæktɪk/, SAMPA: /sIn"t{ktIk/

Adjective

syntactic (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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syntactic

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  1. of, related to or connected with syntax
    The sentence “I saw he” contains a syntactic mistake.
    • 2001, Martin Haspelmath, Language Typology and Language Universals: An International Handbook, page 674:
      the rules specifying how agglutinative morphemes are combined with each other are more syntactic than morphological by their nature and thus are closer to rules specifying how word-forms are combined with each other.

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