taxeme

[ tak-seem ]
/ ˈtæk sim /

noun Linguistics.

a feature of the arrangement of elements in a construction, as selection, order, phonetic modification, or modulation.

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Origin of taxeme

First recorded in 1930–35; tax- + -eme

OTHER WORDS FROM taxeme

tax·e·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for taxeme

taxeme
/ (ˈtæksiːm) /

noun

linguistics any element of speech that may differentiate one utterance from another with a different meaning, such as the occurrence of a particular phoneme, the presence of a certain intonation, or a distinctive word order

Derived forms of taxeme

taxemic, adjective

Word Origin for taxeme

C20: from Greek taxis order, arrangement + -eme
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