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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: syntaxe, from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek, from syntassein 'to arrange together', from syn- ( SYN-) + tassein 'to arrange'

syntax

noun
     
Related topics: Grammar, Computers
syn‧tax [uncountable] technical
1SLG the way words are arranged to form sentences or phrases, or the rules of grammar which control this
2TDTD the rules that describe how words and phrases are used in a computer language

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