Pronunciation: (sin-tak'tik), [key]
1. of or pertaining to syntax.
2. 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. Also,syn•tac'ti•cal.
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