semanteme

[ si-man-teem ]
/ sɪˈmæn tim /

noun Linguistics.

one of the minimum elements of lexical meaning in a language.

Nearby words

  1. sem,
  2. sem.,
  3. semainier,
  4. semaise,
  5. semang,
  6. semantic,
  7. semantic differential,
  8. semantic field,
  9. semantic memory,
  10. semantic tableau

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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