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Glossary of words I didn’t understand
of or according to syntax.
noun: lexicon; plural noun: lexicons
the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge
“the size of the English lexicon”
a dictionary, especially of Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or Arabic.
“a Greek–Latin lexicon”
a dress fabric spun from tussore silk with random irregularities in the surface texture.
“a shantung blouse”
the study of the characteristics of different peoples and the differences and relationships between them.
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
“the syntax of English”
a set of rules for or an analysis of the syntax of a language.
plural noun: syntaxes
the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax
the structure of statements in a computer language.
(of a diagram or other representation) symbolic and simplified.
(of thought, ideas, etc.) simplistic or formulaic in character.
“Freeman constructs a highly schematic reading of the play”
noun: substratum; plural noun: substrata
an underlying layer or substance, in particular a layer of rock or soil beneath the surface of the ground.
“the plant will grow very rapidly and send out runners above the substratum”
a foundation or basis of something.
“there is a broad substratum of truth in her story”
comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
“they saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children”