syntactically, adv.
/sin tak"tik/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to syntax.
2. consisting of or noting morphemes that are combined in the same order as they would be if they were separate words in a corresponding construction: The word blackberry, which consists of an adjective followed by a noun, is a syntactic compound.
Also, syntactical.
[1570-80; < NL syntacticus < Gk syntaktikós, equiv. to syntakt(ós) ordered, arranged together, verbid of syntássein to arrange together (syn- SYN- + tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -tos adj. suffix) + -ikos -IC; see TACTIC]

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