Definition of syntagmatically in US English:

syntagmatically

adverb

  • See syntagmatic

    • ‘The operative semantic is copulative, a linking (purely syntagmatically) of isolated units still preserving their molecular independency.’
    • ‘Both stress accent and pitch accent are syntagmatically contrastive, while lexical tone is contrastive in a paradigmatic way.’
    • ‘For instance, cut and knife are syntagmatically similar since they typically co-occur within the same context.’

Pronunciation

syntagmatically

/-ik(ə)lē/