Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

glossematics

[glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh-]
See more synonyms for glossematics on Thesaurus.com
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.
Show More

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 formsglos·se·mat·ic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018