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


(mɔrˈfi mɪks)

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
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Part One: Graphemics, Phonemics and Morphemics. London: Oxford UP.
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They are smallest particles having a meaning: morphemes we may call partial words; on the other hand, roots and lexemes can be considered as included in this linguistic class as full words having a meaning, because roots and lexemes derive from morphemic fields, i.e.
Thus, there is a certain amount of information enclosed in any text at all the levels mentioned above (phonetic, morphemic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, macro-phonetic, etc.), which is why if we try to quantize language, the image that we obtain is something that comes quite close to the complexity of DNA: information flows in parallel strings that are entwined with each other, as follows.
At each and every level of language, therefore, phonetic, morphemic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, etc., there are most probably at least two strings of information, one constant, one increasing exponentially (see the exponent in the logarithm), the levels themselves alternating form and content (with the exception of the pragmatic level, where the form and meaning merge together in the production of the linguistic effect):