(also syntagma /sinˈtagmə/)
noun (plural syntagms or syntagmas or syntagmata /sinˈtagmətə/)
- 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.
mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek suntagma, from suntassein 'arrange together'