noun tag·meme \ˈtagˌmēm, ˈtaig-\

Definition of tagmeme



  1. 1 :  a constituent of a meaningful grammatical relation that cannot be analyzed into smaller meaningful features and that may be marked by features of word order, selection of allomorphs, agreement with finite verb forms, and elaboration by preceding adjectival modifiers

  2. 2 :  the class of grammatical forms that function in a particular grammatical relation

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Origin and Etymology of tagmeme

Greek tagma arrangement, order, row + English -eme

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