tag-meme

tagmeme

[tag-meem]
noun Linguistics.
the basic unit of grammatical analysis in tagmemics, consisting of a correlation between a grammatical function and the class of items that can occur in that function. Compare filler ( def 9 ), slot1 ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1930–35; < Greek tágm(a) arrangement (equivalent to tag-, base of tássein to arrange + -ma noun suffix of result) + -eme

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tagmeme (ˈtæɡmiːm)
 
n
linguistics a class of speech elements all of which may fulfil the same grammatical role in a sentence; the minimum unit of analysis in tagmemics
 
[C20: from Greek tagma order, from tassein to put in order + -eme]
 
tag'memic
 
adj

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