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glosseme

[glos-eem, glaw-seem] /ˈglɒs im, ˈglɔ sim/
noun, Linguistics.
1.
(in glossematics) an irreducible, invariant form, as a morpheme or tagmeme, that functions as the smallest meaningful unit of linguistic signaling.
Origin of glosseme
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; gloss- + -eme
Related forms
glossemic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glosseme

glosseme

/ˈɡlɒsiːm/
noun
1.
the smallest meaningful unit of a language, such as stress, form, etc
Word Origin
C20: from Greek glōssēma; see gloss², -eme
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