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Syntax

Syn´tax
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.
Noun1.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.
IC analysis, allocation, allotment, apportionment, appositive, arrangement, array, arraying, attribute, attributive, collation, collocation, complement, constitution, construction modifier, cutting, deep structure, deployment, direct object, disposal, disposition, distribution, filler, form, form-function unit, formation, formulation, function, immediate constituent analysis, indirect object, levels, marshaling, modifier, object, order, ordering, phrase structure, placement, predicate, qualifier, ranks, regimentation, shallow structure, slot, slot and filler, strata, structure, structuring, subject, surface structure, syntactic analysis, syntactic structure, syntactics, tagmeme, underlying structure, word arrangement, word order
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