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phonemics

[ fuh-nee-miks, foh- ]
/ fəˈni mɪks, foʊ- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of phonemes and phonemic systems.
the phonemic system of a language, or a discussion of this: English phonemics.
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Origin of phonemics

First recorded in 1935–40; phoneme + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM phonemics

pho·ne·mi·cist [fuh-nee-muh-sist, foh-], /fəˈni mə sɪst, foʊ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phonemics

phonemics
/ (fəˈniːmɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) that aspect of linguistics concerned with the classification, analysis, interrelation, and environmental changes of the phonemes of a language

Derived forms of phonemics

phonemicist, noun
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