Pronunciation: (sin"tag-mat'ik), [key]
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,syn"tag•mat'i•cal.Cf. paradigmatic.
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