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semanteme

Saltos de línea: se¦man|teme
Pronunciación: /sɪˈmantiːm
 
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Definición de semanteme en inglés:

sustantivo

Linguistics
A minimal distinctive unit of meaning. Compare with sememe.
Example sentences
  • In the meaning of a big ant, the semanteme ‘big’ is a unary predicate whose argument is the semanteme ‘ant’.
  • The relationship between the semanteme of the modern Chinese character and the meaning of the formed word has stable patterns and regulations, which can be divided into eleven categories.

Origen

early 20th century: from French sémantème, from sémantique (see semantic), on the pattern of words such as morphème 'morpheme'.

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