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syndetic Line breaks: syn|det¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪnˈdɛtɪk/

Definition of syndetic in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with syndetic

aesthetic (US esthetic), alphabetic, anaesthetic (US anesthetic), antithetic, apathetic, apologetic, arithmetic, ascetic, athletic, balletic, bathetic, cosmetic, cybernetic, diabetic, dietetic, diuretic, electromagnetic, emetic, energetic, exegetic, frenetic, genetic, Helvetic, hermetic, homiletic, kinetic, magnetic, metic, mimetic, parenthetic, pathetic, peripatetic, phonetic, photosynthetic, poetic, prophetic, prothetic, psychokinetic, splenetic, sympathetic, syncretic, synthetic, telekinetic, theoretic, zetetic
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