morpheme

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From French morphème.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔː(ɹ)fiːm/

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morpheme (plural morphemes)

  1. (linguistics) The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry a meaning, such as "un-", "break", and "-able" in the word "unbreakable".
    The word pigs consists of two morphemes: pig (a particular animal) and s (indication of the plural).
    The word werewolves' consists of four morphemes: "were" (~ man), "wolf" (a particular animal), "es" (plural), and " ' " (indicating possessive).

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