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semanteme

[ si-man-teem ]
/ sɪˈmæn tim /
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noun Linguistics.
one of the minimum elements of lexical meaning in a language.
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Origin of semanteme

1920–25; <French semantème, equivalent to sémant(ique) semantic + -ème-eme
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British Dictionary definitions for semanteme

semanteme
/ (sɪˈmæntiːm) /

noun
another word for sememe (def. 2)
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