phonemics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
pho·​ne·​mics | \ fə-ˈnē-miks How to pronounce phonemics (audio) , fō- \

Definition of phonemics

1 : a branch of linguistic analysis involving the study of phonemes
2 : the structure of a language in terms of phonemes

Other Words from phonemics

phonemicist \ fə-​ˈnē-​mə-​sist How to pronounce phonemics (audio) , fō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of phonemics

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phonemics

phonem(ic) + -ics

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phonemicness

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“Phonemics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonemics. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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phonemics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
pho·​ne·​mics | \ fə-ˈnē-miks, fō- How to pronounce phonemics (audio) \

Medical Definition of phonemics

1 : a branch of linguistic analysis that consists of the study of phonemes
2 : the structure of a language in terms of phonemes

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