[mawr-foh-fuh-nee-miks, -foh-nee-]
noun (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
  1. Also called morphonology, morphophonology. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonological realizations, components, or mappings.
  2. the body of data concerning these relations in a given language.

Origin of morphophonemics

First recorded in 1935–40; see origin at morphophonemic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for morphophonemics


  1. (functioning as singular) linguistics the study of the phonemic realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language
Derived Formsmorphophonemic, adjective
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