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

 

sememe

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsemiːm//
 
, also BrE//ˈsiːmiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsemiːm//
 
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a unit of meaning carried by a morpheme compare semanteme Word Origin early 20th cent.: from seme (another term for semanteme) + -eme.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sememe