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[ee-mik] /ˈi mɪk/
adjective, Linguistics.
pertaining to or being a significant unit that functions in contrast with other units in a language or other system of behavior.
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Origin of emic
1950-55; extracted from phonemic; coined by U.S. linguist Kenneth L. Pike (born 1912) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Word Origin and History for emic

1954, from phonemic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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