of or relating to the sequential syntactic relationship between units in a linguistic structure
Origin of syntagmaticFrench syntagmatique
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