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:
The word blackberry, which consists of an adjective followed by a noun, is a syntactic compound.
Origin 1570–80; < Neo-Latinsyntacticus < Greeksyntaktikós, equivalent to syntakt(ós) ordered, arranged together, verbid of syntássein to arrange together (syn-syn- + tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -tos adj. suffix) + -ikos-ic; see tactic
Related forms syntactically, adverb nonsyntactic, adjective nonsyntactical, adjective nonsyntactically, adverb unsyntactic, adjective unsyntactical, adjective unsyntactically, adverb
Also: synˈtactical relating to or determined by syntax
logic, linguistics describable wholly with respect to the grammatical structure of an expression or the rules of well-formedness of a formal system