|1.||the branch of linguistics that deals with the grammatical arrangement of words and morphemes in the sentences of a language or of languages in general|
|2.||the totality of facts about the grammatical arrangement of words in a language|
|3.||a systematic statement of the rules governing the grammatical arrangement of words and morphemes in a language|
|4.||logic a systematic statement of the rules governing the properly formed formulas of a logical system|
|5.||any orderly arrangement or system|
|[C17: from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek suntaxis, from suntassein to put in order, from |
Note: Syntactic languages, such as English, use word order to indicate word relationships. Inflected languages (see inflection), such as Greek and Latin, use word endings and other inflections to indicate relationships.