The smallest unit of meaning of a language, which cannot be divided into smaller parts carrying meaning; it is usually smaller than a single wordform, such as the -ed morpheme of verbs in the past tense or the -s morpheme of nouns in the plural form.
The smallest grammatical unit. Words are built up of morphemes: e.g. cats = one free morpheme, cat, + one bound morpheme Keep this idea separate from syllable, word, and phoneme.
The minimal distinctive unit in grammar; the smallest functioning unit in the composition of words. Example: `names' consists of the free morpheme `name' and the bound plural morpheme `s'.
The smallest significant unit of meaning in a language (e.g., the word boys has two morphemes, boy and ).
The smallest meaningful unit in the structure of words (a root word, a prefix, a suffix, or an inflectional ending) ; for instance, rainy consists of two morphemes, the root, rain and the suffix y.
A speech element having a meaning or grammatical function that cannot be subdivided into further such elements; a meaningful linguistic unit that contains no smaller meaningful parts and can be either a free form (e.g., pin) or a bound form, e.g., the -s of pins).
A morpheme is the smallest unit in the grammar that is either a word in its own right (free morpheme) cook or part of a word cooks (bound morpheme ‘-s'). Grammatical morphemes that form part of the grammar, such as the plural inflection ‘-s' in books are one type. Morphemes that change one word to another, for example cooker, cookery, cookbook, are part of derivation. See infix, suffix
The smallest meaningful unit of language. A morpheme can be one syllable ( book) or more than one syllable ( seventeen). It can be a whole word or a part of a word such as a prefix or suffix. For example, the word ungrateful contains three morphemes: un, grate, and ful.
minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
a basic meaningful building block of language
a linguistic term to refer to the smallest meaningful unit in a language
an element of word-form which is functional in a linguistic system
a particular expression or else part of a particular expression this can't be broken further into littler units with relevant meaning
a single unit of meaning
a smallest unit of a word conveying a meaning
a word or part of a word that cannot be broken further into smaller units with relevant meaning
a word or part of a word that contains meaning
A meaningful linguistic unit which cannot be further subdivided into smaller meaningful parts. In English, the letter 's' in final position (at the end of a word) is a morpheme indicating plurality.
Words or parts of words that have meaning. This includes regular words such as house, cat, tree, etc., and “bound morphemes” such as “s” (plural, possessive), “ing”, “est”, “er”, etc.
'Grammatical' definition: the smallest contrastive unit of grammar. 'Semantic' definition: the smallest contrastive unit of meaning. Morphemes can be free, ie actually or potentially freestanding ( verdadera mente) or bound, ie obligatorily attached to another morpheme ( verdadera mente).
The smallest unit of language that is grammatically significant. Morphemes may be bound, ie they cannot exist on their own; eg -er,un-, -ed, mis- ; or they can be free, as is ball in football.
The smallest linguistic unit that has meaning or grammatical significance. Example: The ending â€œ-(e)sâ€ as a marker of the plural The prefix â€œin-â€ expressing negation The â€œ-edâ€ ending marking the simple past
The smallest unit of meaning in a language. A word may consist of one morpheme (house, happy) two morphemes (house/ing, un/happy) or three or more morphemes (house/keep/ing, un/happi/ness).
The smallest meaningful unit of speech. A morpheme can be a free form (as in PIN) or a bound form ( -S in PINS), that contains no smaller meaningful parts. The morpheme is a sub-component of vocabulary; many words only have one morpheme, but some, such as compound words or words with affixes, have more than one.
the smallest unit of meaning in grammar
In linguistics, any word or word part that conveys meaning, cannot be divided into smaller elements conveying meaning, and usually occurs in a variety of contexts with relatively stable meaning.
the smallest meaningful unit of language. A word (such as self) can be a morpheme, but a morpheme can also be a part of a word which cannot stand on its own (such as un- and -ish in unselfish).
A minimal meaning-bearing element. Words are not necessarily the smallest meaning-bearing elements in a language. For instance, cats is a single word, but consists of two morphemes, cat and the plural morpheme Unhappiness consists of the three morphemes un-, happy, and -ness. Morphemes can be free or bound. Free morphemes (like cat and happy) can stand alone, whereas bound morphemes (like un-, and -ness) cannot. A trailing hyphen indicates that a bound morpheme is a prefix; a leading hyphen indicates a suffix. neuter gender. Neither masculine nor feminine.
a class of morphs with absolutely the same function: child, child+r+en. The underscored parts belong to the morpheme (lexeme) CHILD. 's', 'en' and the Latinate endings are each morphs belong to the plural morpheme, preferably written as [+Plural] (as opposed to lexemes).
the smallest meaningful unit of language. (328)
A linguistic unit of relatively stable meaning that cannot be divided into smaller meaningful parts.
the smallest unit of meaning in oral and written language.
The smallest unit of meaning in language. Meaningful parts of words (For example –s is a morpheme in English. It signals the meaning of plural.) Morphemes range from a single letter to multisyllabic structures.
The smallest bit of language that has its own meaning, either a word or a part of a word:'Worker' contains two morphemes - 'work' and '-er'.
The smallest meaningful unit in the structure of a language, whether a word, base, or affix; such as man, strange, ing, pro. See also phoneme.
In morpheme-based morphology, a morpheme is the smallest linguistic unit that has semantic meaning.