[ glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh- ]

noun(used with a singular verb)Linguistics.
  1. 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

Other words from glossematics

  • glos·se·mat·ic, adjective

Words Nearby glossematics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023