[ mawr-foh-fuh-nee-miks, -foh-nee- ]
/ ˌmɔr foʊ fəˈni mɪks, -foʊˈni- /

noun (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.

Also called morphonology, morphophonology. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonological realizations, components, or mappings.
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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for morphophonemics

/ (ˌmɔːfəʊfəʊˈniːmɪks) /


(functioning as singular) linguistics the study of the phonemic realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language

Derived forms of morphophonemics

morphophonemic, adjective
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