glosseme

noun glos·seme \ˈgläˌsēm, ˈglȯˌ-\

Definition of glosseme

plural

-s

  1. :  the smallest unit (as a word, a stem, a grammatical element, an intonation, or an order of words) that signals a meaning in a language

glossemic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of glosseme

International Scientific Vocabulary gloss- + -eme


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