sememe

noun

sem·​eme ˈse-ˌmēm How to pronounce sememe (audio)
1
: the meaning of a morpheme
2
b
: a class of related semes
sememic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sēma + International Scientific Vocabulary -eme

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sememe was in 1913

Dictionary Entries Near sememe

Cite this Entry

“Sememe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sememe. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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