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n. in linguistics, an abstract system of rules that describes how a language works. Although it is traditionally held to consist of syntax (rules for arranging words in sentences) and morphology (rules affecting the form taken by individual words), phonology and semantics are also included in some modern systems of grammar. —grammatical adj.

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May 26th 2024



1. adj. having the quality of diminishing or retarding a function or activity of a body system or organ.

2. n. any agent that has this quality, especially a CNS depressant.