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Meaning of syntactic

syn•tac•tic

Pronunciation: (sin-tak'tik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to syntax.
  2. consisting of or noting morphemes that are combined in the same order as they would be if they were separate words in a corresponding construction:blackberry, which consists of an adjective followed by a noun, is a syntactic compound. The word
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