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

morpheme

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics
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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