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Morpheme

Morpheme

See also: morpheme and morphème

German

Noun

Morpheme

  1. nominative plural of Morphem
  2. genitive plural of Morphem
  3. accusative plural of Morphem

morpheme

morpheme

See also: Morpheme and morphème

English

Noun

morpheme (plural morphemes)

  1. (linguistics) A 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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  • See also Wikisaurus:morpheme

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