Definition of syntax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    syntax

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɪntæks//
     
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  1. 1(linguistics) the way that words and phrases are put together to form sentences in a language; the rules of grammar for this compare morphology
  2. 2(computing) the rules that state how words and phrases must be used in a computer language The instructions were not carried out because of a syntax error.
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