Definition of syntaxis in US English:

syntaxis

noun

  • 1The grammatical arrangement of words to form sentences; (also) the set of principles governing such arrangement; the branch of grammar concerned with this; = "syntax". Now rare.

  • 2Geology. A bend in a fold axis or mountain range where subsidiary axes or ranges diverge; the meeting of mountain ranges at an angle.

  • 3Crystallography= syntaxyrare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From post-classical Latin syntaxis syntax.

Pronunciation

syntaxis

/sɪnˈtaksɪs/