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SYNTAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does syntax mean? 

SYNTAX (noun)
  The noun SYNTAX has 3 senses:

1. the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
2. a systematic orderly arrangement
3. studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

  Familiarity information: SYNTAX used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYNTAX (noun)


Sense 1syntax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

phrase structure; sentence structure; syntax

Hypernyms ("syntax" is a kind of...):

structure (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations)

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


Sense 2syntax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A systematic orderly arrangement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("syntax" is a kind of...):

scheme; system (a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole)


Sense 3syntax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("syntax" is a kind of...):

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "syntax"):

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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