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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The meaning expressed by a morpheme.

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  • noun linguistics The smallest unit of meaning; especially the meaning expressed by a morpheme.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek sēma, sign + –eme.]

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  • The smallest unit of meaning.

    November 5, 2007