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phoneme

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noun pho·neme \ˈfō-ˌnēm\

Medical Definition of phoneme

  1. :  a member of the set of the smallest units of speech that serve to distinguish one utterance from another in a language or dialect <the \p\ of English pat and the \f\ of English fat are two different phonemes>

phonemic \fə-ˈnē-mik, fō-\play adjective
phonemically \-mi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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