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



BrE BrE//sɪˈmæntiːm//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmæntiːm//
(also seme) (linguistics)
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the smallest possible unit of meaning compare sememe Word Originearly 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