asyntactic

asyntactic

[ey-sin-tak-tik]
adjective Grammar, (of compounds)
consisting of morphemes that are combined differently from their mode of combination as separate words in a phrase, as bookstore, which is an asyntactic compound, while the same elements are combined syntactically in store for books.

Origin:
1875–80; a-6 + syntactic

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