Definition of syntagm noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

syntagm

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsɪntæm//
 
(also syntagma
NAmE//sɪnˈtæɡmə//
 
(pl. syntagmas or syntagmata))
(linguistics)
 
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a unit of language consisting of sets of phonemes, words, or phrases that are arranged in order
syntagmatic
 
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NAmE//ˌsɪntæɡˈmæt̮ɪk//
 
adjective
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