Definition for SYN'TAX, or SY'N-TAX'IS

SYN'TAX, or SY'N-TAX'IS, n. [L. syntaxis; Gr. συνταξις; συν, together, and τασσω, to put.]

  1. In grammar, the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences, according to established usage. Syntax includes concord and regimen, or the agreement and government of words. Words, in every language, have certain connections and relations, as verbs and adjectives with nouns, which relations must be observed in the formation of sentences. A gross violation of the rules of syntax is a solecism.
  2. Connected system or order; union of things. [Not in use.] – Glanville.

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