[ sem-eem, see-meem ]
/ ˈsɛm im, ˈsi mim /
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the meaning of a morpheme.
a basic unit of meaning or content.
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British Dictionary definitions for sememe
/ (ˈsiːmiːm) /
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
Word Origin for sememe
C20 (coined in 1933 by Leonard Bloomfield (1887–1949), US linguist): from Greek sēma a sign + -eme
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