noun Linguistics.
  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
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British Dictionary definitions for tagmeme


  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
Derived Formstagmemic, adjective

Word Origin for tagmeme

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