taxeme definition by Webster's New World
any of the minimal features in grammatical construction, as word selection, word order, or modulation in stress and pitch
Origin: coined (1933) by Leonard Bloomfield ; from Classical Greek taxis, arrangement (see taxis) plush -eme
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- taxemic adjective
taxeme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A minimal linguistic feature, such as the order or stress of words in a compound or phonemes in a word.
Origin: Greek taxis, arrangement; see taxis + -eme.
- tax·eˈmic adjective