[ tag-mee-miks ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)Linguistics.
  1. a school of linguistics deriving from American structuralism based on the work of Kenneth Lee Pike and using the tagmeme as the basic unit of grammatical analysis.

Origin of tagmemics

First recorded in 1945–50; tagmeme + -ics

Other words from tagmemics

  • tag·me·mi·cist [tag-mee-muh-sist], /tægˈmi mə sɪst/, noun

Words Nearby tagmemics

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British Dictionary definitions for tagmemics


/ (tæɡˈmiːmɪks) /

pl n
  1. (functioning as singular) linguistics a type of grammatical analysis based on the concept of function in sentence slots and the determination of classes of words that can fill each slot

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