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morphemics Syllabification: mor·phe·mics
Pronunciation: /môrˈfēmiks/

Definition of morphemics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] Linguistics
The study of word structure in terms of minimal meaningful units.
Example sentences
  • When it deals with morphs and morphemes, morphology is known as morphemics.
  • Dr. Smith and others consider the issue that optimum spelling may not be merely phonemic, but should take into account morphemics, lexical, syntactic, semantic, and other actors, and describe some of their own relevant research.

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