- (in glossematics) an irreducible, invariant form, as a morpheme or tagmeme, that functions as the smallest meaningful unit of linguistic signaling.
Origin of glosseme
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- the smallest meaningful unit of a language, such as stress, form, etc
Word Origin for glosseme
C20: from Greek glōssēma; see gloss ², -eme
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