Definition of syntactic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

syntactic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//sɪnˈtæktɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪnˈtæktɪk//
 
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connected with syntax syntactic rules/structures Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Greek suntaktikos, from suntassein ‘arrange together’, from sun- ‘together’ + tassein ‘arrange’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syntactic