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tagmemics

[ tag-mee-miks ]
/ tægˈmi mɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Linguistics.

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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for tagmemics

tagmemics
/ (tæɡˈmiːmɪks) /

pl n

(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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