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[tag-meem] /ˈtæg mim/
noun, Linguistics.
the basic unit of grammatical analysis in tagmemics, consisting of a correlation between a grammatical function and the class of items that can occur in that function.
Compare filler (def 9), slot1 (def 3).
Origin of tagmeme
1930-35; < Greek tágm(a) arrangement (equivalent to tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -ma noun suffix of result) + -eme Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tagmeme


(linguistics) a class of speech elements all of which may fulfil the same grammatical role in a sentence; the minimum unit of analysis in tagmemics
Derived Forms
tagmemic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek tagma order, from tassein to put in order + -eme
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