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[glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈmæt ɪks, ˌglɔ sə-/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
a school of linguistic analysis developed by Louis Hjelmslev (1899–1965) in Copenhagen in the 1930s based on the study of the distribution of glossemes.
Origin of glossematics
1935-40; glosseme + -atics, on the model of Greek formations such as phṓnēma speech (stem phōnēmat-), adj. derivative phōnēmatikós (cf. phoneme), and the names of disciplines formed from such adjectives, as mathematics
Related forms
glossematic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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