glosseme

glosseme

[glos-eem, glaw-seem]
noun Linguistics.
(in glossematics) an irreducible, invariant form, as a morpheme or tagmeme, that functions as the smallest meaningful unit of linguistic signaling.

Origin:
1925–30; gloss- + -eme

glossemic, adjective
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glosseme (ˈɡlɒsiːm)
 
n
the smallest meaningful unit of a language, such as stress, form, etc
 
[C20: from Greek glōssēma; see gloss², -eme]

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