(also syntagma /sɪnˈtagmə/)
Definition of syntagm
noun (plural syntagms, syntagmas, or syntagmata /-mətə/)
- a linguistic unit consisting of a set of linguistic forms (phonemes, words, or phrases) that are in a sequential relationship to one another: Often contrasted with paradigm.the syntagm is always composed of two or more units
mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek suntagma, from suntassein 'arrange together'