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syntagmatic

[sin-tag-mat-ik] /ˌsɪn tægˈmæt ɪk/
adjective, Linguistics
1.
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
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek syntagmatikós of a syntagma, equivalent to syntagmat- stem of sýntagma syntagma + -ikos -ic
Related forms
syntagmatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for syntagmatical

syntagmatic

adj.

from French syntagmatique (de Saussure), from Greek syntagma, from syntassein, from syn (see syn-) + tassein "to arrange" (see tactics).

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