- Syntax is an order of words and phrases to form proper sentences.
An example of syntax is "I'm going to the movies" versus "to the movies I'm going."
- Now Rare orderly or systematic arrangement
- Gram., Linguis.
- the arrangement of and relationships among words, phrases, and clauses forming sentences; sentence structure
- the study of this
- the structure of statements in a computer language
- the rules governing this structure
- Logic syntactics as applied to language in the abstract
Origin: Fr syntaxe from Late Latin syntaxis from Glassical Greek from syntassein, to join, put together from syn-, together plush tassein, to arrange: see taxis
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- a. The study of the rules whereby words or other elements of sentence structure are combined to form grammatical sentences.b. A publication, such as a book, that presents such rules.c. The pattern of formation of sentences or phrases in a language.d. Such a pattern in a particular sentence or discourse.
- Computer Science The rules governing the formation of statements in a programming language.
- A systematic, orderly arrangement.
Origin: French syntaxe, from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek suntaxis, from suntassein, to put in order : sun-, syn- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.
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