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sememe

play
noun sem·eme \ˈse-ˌmēm\

Definition of sememe

  1. 1 :  the meaning of a morpheme

  2. 2a :  seme 2b :  a class of related semes

sememic play \sə-ˈmē-mik\ adjective


Origin of sememe

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sēma + International Scientific Vocabulary -eme


First Known Use: 1913


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