sememe
Definition - The smallest unit of identifiable meaning.

Example -

(1) the pluralizing morpheme s, which carries the meaning of "more than one"
(2) the word dog

Etymology -
The word was probably coined by combining the word semantic with the suffix eme, based on the analogy of phoneme.



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1. Begs the obvious question: what then is the difference between a sememe and a morpheme? (I can't see any.) And why is it being propose if its exact synonym already exists?
(Jack Ognistoff)



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