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A meaningful linguistic unit that cannot be divided into smaller meaningful parts. The word man and the suffix -ed (as in walked) are morphemes.

[French morphème, blend of Greek morphē, form and French phonème, phoneme; see phoneme.]

mor·phem′ic adj.
mor·phem′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.morphemic - of or relating to morphemes


[mɔːˈfiːmɪk] ADJmorfímico
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Morphemic and word-formation analysis includes determining the structural and word formation features which are noted at the level of allocating morphemes and establishing the relations between the derivative components.
However, this intervention into the teaching of spelling was not limited to teaching a morphemic analysis of words in isolation.
If the possible extremes of the nineteenth-century lied are emphasis on melody or emphasis on the words, the extremes in Carter, as well as in much of modern and contemporary song, are the art songs' morphemic balance of words and music on the one hand and the phonemic treatment of words as fragmented syllables of pure sounds on the other.
Each is presented with original text, Kana transliteration, Romanization, glossing with morphemic analysis, translation, and commentary.
The standard was expressed in, among others, a consolidated graphemic system whereby the functional interrelations between particular graphemes and phonemes remained relatively stable (even if these interrelations were complex), as well as in the consistent spelling of particular morphemic exponents of grammatical categories, derivational morphemes, as well as loanwords.
43, below) and the difficulty of establishing a morphemic value for the -n, which exacerbates establishing an analogical link to non-n dialect forms.
Unlocking word meanings: Strategies and guidelines for teaching morphemic and contextual analysis.
That's because the soul of logology is letter play, not morphemic manipulation, alphabetic accidents, not the syntactic rearrangement of meaning-bearing elements.
This study tested the effects of teaching high school students with learning disabilities (LD) and other students enrolled in general education classes a morphemic analysis strategy for analyzing and predicting the meaning of words.
Therefore, it is glossed as non-singular agent morpheme in the morphemic analysis.
While breadth refers to the amount of words known, depth of word knowledge includes all word characteristics such as phonemic, graphemic, morphemic, syntactic, semantic, collocational and phraseological properties (Quian, 2002).
Also, our beliefs which sometimes constitute our identity as well as our value system, are so vital to our existence that not having a structured language with "its semantic, syntactic, phonetic, morphemic and semiotic dimensions"(Ozumba 2004: 18) can mar its existence, continuity and even its meaningfulness.