the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
A system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.
The study of the internal structure of words (morphology) and the use of words in the construction of phrases and sentences (syntax).
A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.
A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.
A formal system defining a formal language
The basic rules or principles of a field of knowledge or a particular skill.
Etymology: From gramarye, gramery, from gramaire, from grammatica, from γραμματική, from γράμμα, from γράφω, from gerebh-.
the science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use aud application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing
the art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar
a treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing
treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography
to discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar
Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]
In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases and words in any given natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this field includes morphology, syntax, and phonology, often complemented by phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics. Linguists do not normally use the term to refer to orthographical rules, although usage books and style guides that call themselves grammars may also refer to spelling and punctuation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gram′ar, n. the science of the right use of language: a book which teaches grammar: any elementary work.—ns. Grammā′rian, one versed in, or who teaches, grammar; Gramm′ar-school, a school in which grammar, esp. Latin grammar, is taught: a higher school, in which Latin and Greek are taught.—adjs. Grammat′ic, -al, belonging to, or according to, the rules of grammar.—adv. Grammat′ically.—n. Grammat′icaster, a piddling grammarian.—v.t. Grammat′icīse, to make grammatical.—v.i. to act the grammarian.—ns. Grammat′icism, a point of grammar; Gramm′atist, a grammarian. [O. Fr. gramaire; from Low L. gramma, a letter, with the termination -arius—Gr. gramma, a letter—graphein, to write.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The grave of letters.
The system, structure and rules of a language.
Grammar is every language is important for the structure and formation.Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020
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The numerical value of Grammar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
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- قواعد, نحو, علم قواعدArabic
- བརྡ་སྤྲོད་ཀྱི་གཞུངTibetan Standard
- gramàticaCatalan, Valencian
- gramatika, mluvniceCzech
- Grammatik, Sprachlehre, GrammatiktheorieGerman
- دستور زبان, گرامرPersian
- kielioppi, kielioppikirjaFinnish
- gràmarScottish Gaelic
- grammeydys, lioar ghrammeydysManx
- ब्याकरण, व्याकरणHindi
- tata bahasaIndonesian
- málfræði, málfræðibókIcelandic
- 文法, 文法書Japanese
- oqaasilerissutitKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 문법책, 문법, 문법학, 文法Korean
- Grammaire, GrammatikLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- граматика, грама́тикаMacedonian
- хэл зүй, дүрэмMongolian
- tatabahasa, parmasasteraMalay
- spraakkunst, grammatica, spraakkunstboekDutch
- grammatikkNorwegian Nynorsk
- грамматикӕOssetian, Ossetic
- ਵਿਆਕਰਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- simi kamachiyQuechua
- giellaoahppaNorthern Sami
- gramatika, словница, граматика, slovnicaSerbo-Croatian
- ව්යාකරණSinhala, Sinhalese
- grammatik, grammatikbok, språkläraSwedish
- дастури забонTajik
- dil bilgisi, gramer kitabı, dilbilgisi, gramer, dil bilgisi kitabıTurkish
- ویاکرن, قواعدِ زبانUrdu
- ngữ pháp, 語法Vietnamese
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