glos·se·mat·ics | \ -ˈmatiks \

Definition of glossematics 

: linguistic analysis based on the distribution and interrelationship of glossemes

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History and Etymology for glossematics

International Scientific Vocabulary glossemat- (from glosseme) + -ics

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the setting in which something occurs

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