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  1. The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences.
  2. The study of structural relationships in language or in a language, sometimes including pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.
  3. The system of inflections, syntax, and word formation of a language.
  4. The system of rules implicit in a language, viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in that language.
  5. A normative or prescriptive set of rules setting forth the current standard of usage for pedagogical or reference purposes.
  6. Writing or speech judged with regard to such a set of rules.

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