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syndetic

Line breaks: syn|det¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪnˈdɛtɪk
 
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Definition of syndetic in English:

adjective

Grammar
Of or using conjunctions: syndetic coordinations
More example sentences
  • In the following exchange, note the use of simple clauses and sentence fragments joined by syndetic or asyndetic co-ordination.
  • This is syndetic coordination, since a coordinating conjunction is present.
  • Coordinating conjunctions are mainly used in compound syndetic sentences to link (coordinate) two or more independent ideas.

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek sundetikos, from sundein 'bind together'.

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