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A linguistic concept. Syntax is the way how words are combined to phrases or sentences. Syntax is commonly defined as a set of rules, which, if followed, are capable to produce all possible sentences (or programms if you consider computer languages as well) of a specific language correctly.
There are psychologists that assume that there has to be a syntax in our brains to understand language at all.
One (possible) rule of the english language: "In declarative sentences the word order is subject, predicate, object", e.g. Tom (subject) is sitting (predicate) on the chair (object).
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to take an unfortunate loss and turn of events.
"last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back" - Big Sean (2017)
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A small fee you have to pay for breaking one of the 10 Commandments.
Tiger Woods: Oh look, I committed adultery.
Government: And now you have to pay a syntax of $250,000.
Tiger Woods: Why so much?
Government: Repeat offender.
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The rules by which a system or string of words is governed. Synonymous with "Grammar."
"Understand don't I saying what you're." would be an example of incorrect syntax.
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A synthetic form of LSD (AKA Acid). "Synt"(Synthetic)+"AX"(Acid), SYNTAX is an idiotic abbreviation for a poorly concocted and relatively safe street drug.

While LSD is known for being synthetic, this form is an altered form, known as LD-427 instead of the classic monikor "LSD." It has not currently been banned, but the government is in the process of banning the substance.

The drug is believed to be created by Internet statistician, Chip Piazza.
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Short for Syntax Error. When someone says somthing that makes no sence, or is so unspecific, that the meening is lost.
Guy #1: Did you see that show last night

Guy #2: Syntax; Unknown Title.
you get the idea
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