Definition of phrase structure in English:

phrase structure

noun

  • 1Generally. The structure of a phrase.

  • 2Linguistics. The structure of a sentence analysed into its constituent phrases. Usually attributive, especially in "phrase structure grammar".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Modern Language Notes. From phrase + structure.

Pronunciation

phrase structure

/ˈfreɪz ˌstrʌktʃə/