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

  • n. The meaning expressed by a morpheme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

Greek sēma, sign + -eme.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • The smallest unit of meaning.

    November 5, 2007