- the meaning of a morpheme.
- a basic unit of meaning or content.
Origin of sememe
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- the meaning of a morpheme
- Also called: semanteme a minimum unit of meaning in terms of which it is sometimes proposed that meaning in general might be analysed
C20 (coined in 1933 by Leonard Bloomfield (1887–1949), US linguist): from Greek sēma a sign + -eme
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