That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.
The rules that govern the structure of statements or instructions in a programming language or in an operating system.
the study of how sentences are formed and of the grammatical rules that govern their formation. the pattern or structure of word order in sentences, clauses, and phrases.
( Webster Dictionary) - the part of grammar dealing with the way in which linguistic elements (as words) are put together to form constituents (as phrases or clauses)
The rules governing the structure of commands, statements, or instructions that are given to a computer.
A set of rules and guidelines used for writing in any language. Each programming language has its own set of rules and conventions. If you do not comply with the language's syntax, your programs or scripts will not work correctly – if at all.
The component of grammar that arranges words into phrases and sentences.
The "rules" followed in a language. For example, in some programming languages, a semicolon is required at the end of each line of instruction.
the rules that govern the acceptable arrangement of words in phrases and sentences. (328)
the order of words and phrases in an utterance; also, the study and analysis of the ways in which words and phrases can and cannot appropriately combine in a given language. For example, someone interested in English syntax might want to analyze why it is appropriate to say, â€œI didnâ€™t see you put the keys on the table,â€ but not â€œI didnâ€™t see you put the keys where.â€ Computer programmers also use the term syntax to de-scribe the order of elements in a program or operation.
The rules and conventions that one needs to know or follow in order to validly record information, or interpret previously recorded information, for a specific purpose. Thus, a syntax is a grammar. Such rules and conventions may be either explicit or implicit. In X12 transactions, the data-element separators, the sub-element separators, the segment terminators, the segment identifiers, the loops, the loop identifiers (when present), the repetition factors, etc., are all aspects of the X12 syntax. When explicit, such syntactical elements tend to be the structural, or format-related, data elements that are not required when a direct data entry architecture is used. Ultimately, though, there is not a perfectly clear division between the syntactical elements and the business data content. Go to TOP
A set of formal rules governing the ways words are put together to make phrases and sentences, and the use of punctuation. On the computer, syntax refers to the rules that must be followed in writing and executing software programs. A syntax error indicates either a programming error or an incorrect response to some software inquiries.
A language's grammatical rules.
Outlines the grammar rules that govern the expression of metadata.
The way in which words are arranged to show relationships of meaning within (and sometimes between) sentences. ( Crystal, 1987)
This term is used to express the set of relations between the words and phrases in a sentence. Thus you can say that there is a syntactic relation between the words She, loves and me in the sentence She loves me, with loves reflecting the 3rd personal singular subject She, and me reflecting the role of object.
The rules that govern the formulation of the instructions in a computer program.
Grammatical structure of sentences and terms.
the grammatical use of words.
the rules governing the language and structure of a search query, including such elements as the order of terms and the meaning of symbols. Back
the way that words are put together to make sentences.
In data processing, grammatical rules for software programming that specify how instructions can be written.
The structural or grammatical rules that define how symbols in a language are to be combined to form words, phrases, expressions, and other allowable constructs.
The form and structure with which metadata elements are combined. In the case of Dublin Core, the form and structure of how metadata elements and their components are combined to form a metadata record.
Rules governing structure in a programming language.
Syntax is the study of the arrangement of words and those arrangements affects their meaning and relation. This was especially important in a language such as Latin that is case-dependent.
Programming sentence structure.
Sentence structure; the grammatical arrangement of words, phrases, and clauses.
the pattern of formation of sentences or phrases in a language.
the study of grammar, or structure, within a language. Return to the top
The grammar of a particular language, the rules governing the structure and content of the statements. See also semantics.
Rules for forming sentences in a particular language. (138)
The system of rules by which words are combined into phrases and phrases into sentences. go to glossary index
Relating to the grammar of words, sentences and texts
"The rule system that governs the structure of sentences. It specifies the order words must take and the organization of different sentence types" (Bernstein, 2002 p.7).
the rules that you must follow to use the language. To the top
The structure of a language, or the rules which specify how grammatical markers and words are combined to make meaningful sentences; the part of speech of a word (for instance, noun or adverb).
Refers to the spelling and grammar of a programming language. Computers are inflexible machines that understand what you type only if you type it in the exact form that the computer expects. The expected form is called the syntax. Each program defines its own syntactical rules that control which words the computer understands, which combinations of words are meaningful, and what punctuation is necessary.
Rules of statement structure in a programming language.
rules that define how statements are to be written
The grammatical rules of a language.
The term "syntax" refers to the structure of a programming language, in particular, the different series of symbols and words that make up the basic parts of the language. This is quite different from the programming language's semantics - the actual meaning of those different parts.
The structure of a sentence; the arrangement of words in a sentence. For example, consider the length or brevity of the sentences, the kinds of sentences (questions, exclamations, declarative sentences, rhetorical questions - or periodic or loose; simple, complex, or compound).
the relationship of words to each other in a sentence English syntax is almost wholly determined by word order, whereas in Latin word order is much less important in determing who did what to whom.
The orderly or systematic arrangement of the parts of speech in a sentence.
The ordering of words within phrases, clauses, and sentences whereby the relations among the words are indicated. For example, in English, verbs usually follow nouns, and adjectives usually precede nouns.
sentence construction; the gram- matical relations of words.
The way in which words are put together to form valid computer commands. Typically a command will be followed by a list of arguments, with the arguments separated by spaces, commas, or some other delimiter.
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
a systematic orderly arrangement
studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences
a choice of words and their arrangement in the SQL statement
In search engine or database searching, syntax refers to the structure and order of the elements in a search statement. The syntax is important in field searching.
The study of sentence structures and word-order patterns.
The set of rules and principles that determine how sentences are formed, and the structures resulting from sentence formation.
the ordering of words in a sentence
The order of words within phrases, clauses, and sentences.
The way in which words are put together to form constructions, such as phrases or sentences.
Grammar, a set of rules for forming meaningful phrases and sentences from words in a vocabulary.
A set of rules governing the way statements can be used in a computer language.
The branch of language study which treats of the combination of words and symbols into phrases.
Rules in a computer programming languages that guide how instructions can be written.
A syntax is a set of structural and grammatical rules defining how keywords and language symbols are allowed to be combined in order to form expressions defined by the language. With i-net Crystal-Clear(tm), you are allowed to use one of two syntaxes: basic or Crystal Syntax.
The "rules," such as the particular spelling, grammar, and punctuation, of a computer programming language. Each program comes with its own syntactical rules that control which words and combinations of characters the computer will understand.
how a metadata scheme is structured for exchange in a machine-readable form, including the rules regarding that structure rather than their meaning. Common syntaxes include MARC, SGML, and XML. See also semantics.
The way words are arranged in a sentence; sentence structure
The way words are put together in phrases or sentences to produce meaning.
The rules for arrangement of words in a sentence.
The rule system which determined the order of words in phrases and sentences.
How words are put together in a sentence to convey meaning.
is the arrangement of words within a sentence.
the pattern or order of words in a sentence or phrase.
The arrangement of words into meaningful structures, and the relationships and combinations of these structures.
Organizational rules specifying word order, sentence organization, and word relationships.
The grammatical structure of language.
The syntax refers to the form of a language. It refers to the correct order of symbols or correct sequence. Syntax does not pertain to meaning. See semantics.
the formal arrangement of words in a sentence
The rules which govern the arrangement of words or characters in computer commands.
The branch of grammar concerned with word order as an element in a clause or sentence and the rules governing word order and sentence structure.
The rules for the construction of a statement. Constrast with semantics.
The grammar of rules which define structure of the EDI standards (i.e. the use of loops, qualifiers). Syntax rules are published in ANSI X.12.6. Third Party – The communications networks that provide services for trading partners. See VAN.
The structure of a program.
The study of the structure of clauses on a micro and macro level is called syntax.
The conventions and rules for assembling words into meaningful sentences; syntax varies across languages.
Rules for programming. See "PIC-200 Syntax Guide" .
the patterns used in the putting together of words, phrases, and clauses in sentences and the rules that relate to that integration.
A cuing system that focuses on grammar, how sentences are formed, and the order of the words in a sentence.
arrangement of words to show their mutual relations
The way instructions are entered into source code is called syntax. Syntax is like language grammar rules. For example, just like every sentence needs a noun, every Java program needs a method.
The rules that dictate how you must type a command or instruction so that the computer will understand it.
Mata language grammar and syntax
The part of grammar that deals with the way words are arranged in sentences.
The arrangement of words to form phrases, clauses and sentences; sentence construction. Syntax is also both the patterns of the aforementioned arrangements and the function of a word, phrase, or clause within a sentence.
the arrangement of words to show relationships of meaning within a sentence
The order or arrangement of words in a sentence. Syntax may exhibit parallelism ( I came, I saw, I conquered), inversion ( Whose woods these are I think I know), or other formal characteristics.
The rules for the construction of a command or statement. (Back to the top)
how a metadata schema is structured for exchange in machine-readable form, including the rules regarding that structure, definitions of metadata elements (semantics). Common syntaxes include MARC, SGML, and XML.
the aspect of language that concerns the rules for combining and sequencing words in multi word utterances
The ways in which words are arranged to form phrases and sentences.
Standardized grammatical rules and patterns.
The way in which the words and phrases of a sentence are ordered that shows how they relate to each other
The rules of a language which determine what is and is not acceptable to the compiler.
Refers to the order in which words are placed. A change in natural syntax may highlight a particular group of words or phrases Back to the top
Grammar, sentence structure, and word order in oral or written language.
The rules of grammar that define the formal structure of a language. See also: Semantics.
The system for arranging data elements and segments within an EDI message or transaction set, as dictated by the Message or Transaction Set Standards being used.
the language employed by a search tool which govern the rules for constructing a search
A set of rules governing the structure of and relationship between symbols, words, and phrases in a language statement.
The study of how words are stung together to form larger units of phrases, clauses and sentences.
The language "spoken" by devices communicating with each other.
the rules governing the way words are combined to form sentences in a language.
describes the order in which words are arranged in a sentence and the effect that this arrangement has on the creation of meaning. Thesis statement or thesis
the structure of a language that determines the way nouns, adjectives and verbs etc should be positioned to correctly convey meaning. Syntax can change across languages, and changing the syntax can change the meaning of a sentence drastically.
The rules for writing functions or programming statements. For example, you need to include parentheses with the Sum function and include a field name in the parentheses. If the field name includes a space, you must surround the field name with brackets.
Rules; the set of allowed reserved words and their parameters and the correct word order in the expression is called the syntax of the programming language.
The grammar or rules that govern the structure of EDI standards.
The rules of grammar. Used to refer to one's verbal or written language.
The structure or form of something, as opposed to it's meaning, which is its semantics. See Semantics.
The field of linguistics concerned with the grammatical relations of words in a sentence.
the way words, phrases, and clauses are combined to form sentence order (e.g., in English, subject â€“ verb â€“ object is a common pattern.)
rules governing the way in which characters and words must be put together to form a command that can be recognised and acted upon by the UNIX operating system.
The system by which words are arranged into meaningful phrases and sentences.
is word order and sentence structure, as opposed to diction, the actual choice of words. Standard English syntax prefers a Subject-Verb-Object pattern, but poets may tweak syntax to achieve rhetorical or poetic effects. Intentionally disrupting word order for a poetic effect is called anastrophe.
Defines the word classes of language, i.e., nouns, verbs, etc..and the rules for their combination, i.e., which words can combine and in what order.
the word order pattern in sentences, phrases, etc.
n. The text of a program: the series of tokens in which it is expressed. Compare semantics.
The arrangement of words in phrases, clauses, or sentences. A correct syntax is one that creates a grammatically correct phrase, clause, or sentence.
way language is structured and ordered within sentences.
The rules that dictate how you must type a command or instruction so that the system understands it.
The grammar or rules which define the structure of EDI standards.
The ordering of and relationship between the words and other structural elements in phrases and sentences.
The rules governing construction or formation of an orderly system of information. For example, the syntax of the MPEG video encoding specification defines how data and associated instructions are used by a decoder to create video pictures.
The ordering of words into meaningful verbal patterns such as phrases, clauses, and sentences.
Grammar or structure rules which must be adhered to by a language (e.g., transfer syntax).
This means the relationship between the word order within a sentence. The normal word order within a sentence would follow the pattern: Subject, Verb, Object. e.g. The boy borrowed the rubber. ("boy" is the subject of the sentence, "borrowed" is the verb and "rubber" is the object)
The part of Prolog grammar dealing with the way in which symbols are put together to form legal Prolog terms. Compare semantics.
6,7,8,9,10,11,12 The way in which sentences are formed; the grammatical rules that govern their formation; the pattern or structure of word order in sentences, clauses and phrases.
The rules governing the construction of search expressions in search engines and directories.
The rules by which the words in a program are combined to form commands to a computer.
Grammatical rules that dictate how words can be combined.
the study of the rules governing sentence structure, the way words work together to make up a sentence. (Glossary of English Grammar Terms)
In linguistics, syntax is the study of the rules, or "patterned relations", that govern the way words combine to form phrases and phrases combine to form sentences. The word originates from the Greek words ÏƒÏ…Î½ (syn), meaning "co-" or "together", and Ï„Î¬Î¾Î¹Ï‚ (tÃ¡xis), meaning "sequence, order, or arrangement". The combinatory behavior of words is governed to a first approximation by their part of speech (noun, adjective, verb, etc., a categorization that goes back in the Western tradition to the Greek grammarian Dionysius Thrax).
In logic, syntax is a systematic statement of the rules governing the properly formed formulas (WFFs) of a logical system.