[ tag-meem ]

  1. the basic unit of grammatical analysis in tagmemics, consisting of a correlation between a grammatical function and the class of items that can occur in that function.: Compare filler (def. 9), slot1 (def. 3).

Origin of tagmeme

1930–35; <Greek tágm(a) arrangement (equivalent to tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -ma noun suffix of result) + -eme

Words Nearby tagmeme

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British Dictionary definitions for tagmeme


/ (ˈtæɡmiːm) /

  1. linguistics a class of speech elements all of which may fulfil the same grammatical role in a sentence; the minimum unit of analysis in tagmemics

Origin of tagmeme

C20: from Greek tagma order, from tassein to put in order + -eme

Derived forms of tagmeme

  • tagmemic, adjective

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