syntagma (plural syntagmata)
- (linguistics) A constituent segment within a text, such as a word or a phrase that forms a syntactic unit.
- The syntagma “the God of peace” (in Greek ὁ Θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης) occurs in all undisputed Pauline letters.
- (semiotics) An arrangement of units that together bears a meaning.
- To combine a sequence of shots into a larger syntagma, there has to be a connection between the successive shots.
- (history) A Macedonian phalanx fighting formation consisting of 256 men with long spears (sarissae).
- The men forming the syntagma were arranged in a square of sixteen files of sixteen.