semanteme

semanteme

[si-man-teem]
noun Linguistics.
one of the minimum elements of lexical meaning in a language.

Origin:
1920–25; < French semantème, equivalent to sémant(ique) semantic + -ème -eme

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semanteme (sɪˈmæntiːm)
 
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another word for sememe

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