of or relating to the sequential syntactic relationship between units in a linguistic structure
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 of syntagmaticFrench syntagmatique, from Greek suntagmatikos, arranged, put in order, from suntagma, suntagmat-, arrangement, syntactic unit; see syntagma.
(comparative more syntagmatic, superlative most syntagmatic)
- Of or pertaining to a syntagma