syntagmatic definition by Webster's New World
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of or relating to the sequential syntactic relationship between units in a linguistic structure
syntagmatic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to the relationship between linguistic units in a construction or sequence, as between the (n) and adjacent sounds in not, ant, and ton. The identity of a linguistic unit within a language is described by a combination of its syntagmatic and its paradigmatic relations.
Origin: French syntagmatique, from Greek suntagmatikos, arranged, put in order, from suntagma, suntagmat-, arrangement, syntactic unit; see syntagma.