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

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of morphemics was in 1947

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“Morphemics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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