tagmeme

[ tag-meem ]
/ ˈtæg mim /

noun Linguistics.

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).

Nearby words

  1. tagliavini,
  2. tagline,
  3. taglioni,
  4. taglock,
  5. tagma,
  6. tagmemic,
  7. tagmemics,
  8. tagore,
  9. tagore, sir rabindranath,
  10. tagrag

Origin of tagmeme

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tagmeme

tagmeme

/ (ˈtæɡmiːm) /

noun

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
Derived Formstagmemic, adjective

Word Origin for tagmeme

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

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