syntagmatic

[sin-tag-mat-ik]
adjective Linguistics.
pertaining to a relationship among linguistic elements that occur sequentially in the chain of speech or writing, as the relationship between the sun and is shining or the and sun in the sentence The sun is shining.
Also, syntagmatical.
Compare paradigmatic.


Origin:
1935–40; < Greek syntagmatikós of a syntagma, equivalent to syntagmat- stem of sýntagma syntagma + -ikos -ic

syntagmatically, adverb
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syntagmatic (ˌsɪntæɡˈmætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or denoting a syntagma
2.  linguistics Also: synˈtagmic denoting or concerning the relationship between a word and other members of a syntactic unit containing it

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Examines the relationship between paradigmatic and syntagmatic word knowledge.
In general, it was found that success with paradigmatic elements was a prerequisite for success with syntagmatic units.
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