- the study of phonemic variations in morphemes
- description of such variations in a particular language
Origin of morphophonemicsmorpho- + phonemics
- used with a pl. verb The changes in pronunciation undergone by allomorphs of morphemes as they are modified by neighboring sounds, as the plural allomorphs in cat-s, dog-s, box-es, or as they are modified for grammatical reasons in the course of inflection or derivation, as house versus to house and housing.
- used with a sing. verb The study of the morphophonemics of a language.