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 for syntax
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Syntax \Syn"tax\, n. [L. syntaxis, Gr. ?, fr. ? to put together
     in order; sy`n with + ? to put in order; cf. F. syntaxe. See
     Syn-, and Tactics.]
     1. Connected system or order; union of things; a number of
        things jointed together; organism. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They owe no other dependence to the first than what
              is common to the whole syntax of beings. --Glanvill.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That part of grammar which treats of the construction of
        sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in
        their necessary relations, according to established usage
        in any language.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  syntax
      n 1: the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences [syn:
           syntax, sentence structure, phrase structure]
      2: a systematic orderly arrangement
      3: studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "syntax":
     IC analysis, allocation, allotment, apportionment, appositive,
     arrangement, array, arraying, attribute, attributive, collation,
     collocation, complement, constitution, construction modifier,
     cutting, deep structure, deployment, direct object, disposal,
     disposition, distribution, filler, form, form-function unit,
     formation, formulation, function, immediate constituent analysis,
     indirect object, levels, marshaling, modifier, object, order,
     ordering, phrase structure, placement, predicate, qualifier, ranks,
     regimentation, shallow structure, slot, slot and filler, strata,
     structure, structuring, subject, surface structure,
     syntactic analysis, syntactic structure, syntactics, tagmeme,
     underlying structure, word arrangement, word order
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  syntax
  
      The structure of valid strings in a given language,
     as described by a grammar.  For example, the syntax of a
     binary number could be expressed as
  
     	binary_number = bit [ binary_number ]
  
     	bit = "0" | "1"
  
     meaning that a binary number is a bit optionally followed by a
     binary number and a bit is a literal zero or one digit.
  
     The meaning of the language is given by its semantics.
  
     See also abstract syntax, concrete syntax.
  
     (1994-10-31)
  

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