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  • noun linguistics, tagmemics The smallest functional element in the grammatical structure of a sentence.


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  • Definitions of spelling pronunciation, speech = parole, phoneme, and tagmemics, were good, though tagmeme, a difficult word to define briefly, did not seem quite to meet either Bloomfield's or Pike's use of the term.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 4 1980


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  • The smallest meaningful unit of grammatical analysis (listed in OED2).

    November 5, 2007

  • -noun

    the smallest unit of meaningful grammatical relation


    June 9, 2009