Definition of syntagm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪntæm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪntæm//
(also syntagma
BrE BrE//ˌsɪnˈtæɡmə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪnˈtæɡmə//
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a unit of language consisting of sets of phonemes, words, or phrases that are arranged in order Word Originmid 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek suntagma, from suntassein ‘arrange together’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syntagm