syntax

Definitions

General English

  • noun the grammatical rules for putting words together into phrases.

Computing

Electronics

  • In a natural language, the rules which describe how words and phrases are combined to form expressions and sentences. Such rules are taken into account, for instance, in voice recognition programs.
  • The rules which determine how statements are formed, so as to be understood by a given computer program.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a term in linguistics to describe the grammatical structure of a language

Media Studies

  • noun the study of grammatical structure in language
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