sememe

sememe

[sem-eem, see-meem]
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)
 
n
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
 
[C20 (coined in 1933 by Leonard Bloomfield (1887--1949), US linguist): from Greek sēma a sign + -eme]

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