sememe
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sēma + International Scientific Vocabulary -eme Date: 1913 1. the meaning of a morpheme 2. a. seme 2 b. a class of related semes • sememic adjective

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  • sémème — [ semɛm ] n. m. • 1949; angl. sememe (1926); gr. sêmeion « signe » ♦ Ling. Faisceau de sèmes (ensemble structuré) correspondant à un lexème. ● sémème nom masculin (de sème, d après phonème) Entité sémantique constituée d un faisceau de sèmes.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sememe — (from el. σημαίνω (sēmaino) mean, signify) semantical language unit of meaning, correlative to morpheme.A sememe is a proposed unit of transmitted or intended meaning; it is atomic or indivisible. A sememe can be the meaning expressed by a… …   Wikipedia

  • sememe — ☆ sememe [sem′ēm ] n. [coined (1933) by BLOOMFIELD Leonard < Gr sēma, a sign (see SEMANTIC) + EME] Linguis. the meaning of a morpheme …   English World dictionary

  • Sémème — En sémantique, le sémème [1] est un faisceau de traits sémantiques minimaux (appelés sèmes) qui a pour correspondant formel le lexème. Un exemple classique d analyse sémique, dû à Bernard Pottier, concerne les sièges. Si l on considère les sèmes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sememe —  Dans la terminologie de l analyse semique, le sememe est l unite qui a pour correspondant formel de lexeme ; il est compose d un faisceau de traits semantiques appeles semes. Ex. : le sememe de chaise comporte des semes s1, s2, s3, s4 ( avec… …   Glossaire de linguistique computationnelle

  • sememe — /sem eem, see meem/, n. Ling. 1. the meaning of a morpheme. 2. a basic unit of meaning or content. [ < Gk sêm(a) sign + EME; coined by L. Bloomfield in 1933; cf. SEMANTEME] * * * …   Universalium

  • sememe — noun The smallest unit of meaning; especially the meaning expressed by a morpheme …   Wiktionary

  • sememe — [ sɛmi:m, si:m ] noun Linguistics the unit of meaning carried by a morpheme. Compare with semanteme. Origin early 20th cent.: from seme + eme …   English new terms dictionary

  • sememe — sem·eme …   English syllables

  • sememe — /ˈsɛmim/ (say semeem) noun Linguistics a unit of meaning in a language, corresponding to a morpheme but viewed as meaning rather than form. –sememics, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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