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sememe

[sem-eem, see-meem] /ˈsɛm im, ˈsi mim/
noun, Linguistics
1.
the meaning of a morpheme.
2.
a basic unit of meaning or content.
Origin
< Greek sêm(a) sign + -eme; coined by L. Bloomfield in 1933; cf. semanteme
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sememe

/ˈsiːmiːm/
noun (linguistics)
1.
the meaning of a morpheme
2.
Also called semanteme. a minimum unit of meaning in terms of which it is sometimes proposed that meaning in general might be analysed
Word Origin
C20 (coined in 1933 by Leonard Bloomfield (1887–1949), US linguist): from Greek sēma a sign + -eme
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