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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: morphème, from Greek morphe 'form' + English -eme (as in phoneme)

morpheme

noun
     
mor‧pheme [countable]
technicalSL the smallest unit of meaning in a language. The words 'so', 'the' and 'boy' consist of one morpheme. 'Boys' consists of two morphemes, 'boy' and 's'.:
the past tense morpheme
the plural morpheme
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