morphemics

noun

mor·​phe·​mics mȯr-ˈfē-miks How to pronounce morphemics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
1
: a branch of linguistic analysis that consists of the study of morphemes
2
: the structure of a language in terms of morphemes

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of morphemics was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Morphemics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphemics. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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