phonemic
adjective Date: circa 1931 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phoneme 2. a. constituting members of different phonemes (as \n\ and \m\ in English) b. distinctive 2 • phonemically adverb

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  • phonemic — 1933, from PHONEME (Cf. phoneme) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phonemic — [fō nē′mik, fənē′mik] adj. 1. of, characterized by, or based on phonemes 2. of phonemics phonemically adv. phonemiazation n. phonemicize vt. phonemicized, phonemicizing …   English World dictionary

  • phonemic — phonemically, adv. /feuh nee mik, foh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to phonemes: a phonemic system. 2. of or pertaining to phonemics. 3. concerning or involving the discrimination of distinctive speech elements of a language: a phonemic contrast.… …   Universalium

  • phonemic — adjective /fəˈniːmɪk/ a) relating to phonemes Weve finished our phonemic analysis and were ready to move on to morphology. b) relating to a difference between sounds that can change the meaning of words in a language Tone is phonemic in Chinese.… …   Wiktionary

  • phonemic — pho•ne•mic [[t]fəˈni mɪk, foʊ [/t]] adj. 1) phn of or pertaining to phonemes: a phonemic system[/ex] 2) phn of or pertaining to phonemics 3) phn concerning or involving the discrimination of distinctive speech elements of a language: a phonemic… …   From formal English to slang

  • phonemic — /fəˈnimɪk/ (say fuh neemik) adjective 1. of or relating to phonemes: a phonemic system. 2. of or relating to phonemics; concerning or involving the discrimination of distinctive speech sounds: a phonemic contrast. –phonemically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • phonemic — I adjective of or relating to phonemes of a particular language (Freq. 4) phonemic analysis • Pertains to noun: ↑phoneme • Derivationally related forms: ↑phoneme II adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • phonemic — Pertaining to or having the characteristics of a phoneme …   Medical dictionary

  • phonemic — Synonyms and related words: accented, alveolar, apical, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant, consonantal, continuant, dental, descriptive …   Moby Thesaurus

  • phonemic — fÉ™ nɪːmɪk adj. (Linguistics) pertaining to phonemes, pertaining to the smallest units of speech upon which language is based …   English contemporary dictionary

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