morphemes


morphemes

noun Linguistics.

  1. any of the minimal grammatical units of a language, each constituting a word or meaningful part of a word, that cannot be divided into smaller independent grammatical parts, as the, write, or the -ed of waited.Compare allomorph(def 2), morph(def 1).

noun

  1. linguistics a speech element having a meaning or grammatical function that cannot be subdivided into further such elements
n.

“part of a word which contains the affixes,” 1896, from German morpheme, coined 1895 by Polish-born linguist Jan Baudouin de Courtenay (1845–1929), from Greek morphe “form, shape” (see Morpheus), on analogy of phonème.

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