|n.||1.||Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism.|
|2.||That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.|
|Noun||1.||syntax - the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences|
|2.||syntax - a systematic orderly arrangement|
|3.||syntax - studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences|
|syntax - The structure of strings in some language. A language's
syntax is described by a grammar. For example, the syntax
of a binary number could be expressed as|
binary_number = bit [ binary_number ]
bit = "0" | "1"
meaning that a binary number is a bit optionally followed by a binary number and a bit is a literal zero or one digit.
The meaning of the language is given by its semantics.
See also abstract syntax, concrete syntax.