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taxeme

[tak-seem] /ˈtæk sim/
noun, Linguistics
1.
a feature of the arrangement of elements in a construction, as selection, order, phonetic modification, or modulation.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; tax- + -eme
Related forms
taxemic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for taxemic

taxeme

/ˈtæksiːm/
noun
1.
(linguistics) any element of speech that may differentiate one utterance from another with a different meaning, such as the occurrence of a particular phoneme, the presence of a certain intonation, or a distinctive word order
Derived Forms
taxemic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek taxis order, arrangement + -eme
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