Definition of semanteme noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

semanteme

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sɪˈmæntiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmæntiːm//
 
(also seme)(linguistics)
 
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the smallest possible unit of meaning compare sememe Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French sémantème, from sémantique (from Greek sēmantikos ‘significant’, from sēmainein ‘signify’, from sēma ‘sign’), on the pattern of words such as morphème ‘morpheme’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: semanteme