n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The study, description, and classification of morphemes.
2. The morphemic structure of a language.
(Linguistics) linguistics the study or analysis of morphemes and the morphemic structure of words
n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of the classification, description, and functions of morphemes; morphology.
2. the manner by which morphemes form words.
the study and description of the morphemes of a language, i.e., its minimum grammatical units, as wait and -ed in waited. — morphemicist, n.See also: Linguistics