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a•syn•tac•tic



Pronunciation: (ā"sin-tak'tik), [key]
adj. Gram.(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.

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