The definition of a morpheme is the smallest unit in a language that still has meaning.noun
An example of a morpheme is -est in the word greatest.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr morphème < Gr morphē, form + Fr -ème, as in phonème, phoneme
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Origin: French morphème, blend of Greek morphē, form and French phonème, phoneme; see phoneme.
- mor·phemˈic adjective
- mor·phemˈi·cal·ly adverb