Of or relating to phenomena considered as meaningful structural units within a system such as a language or culture.
(social sciences) Of or pertaining to the analysis of a cultural system or its features from the perspective of a participant in that culture.
Origin of emic
- From (phon)emic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1982, Kenneth Lee Pike, Linguistic Concepts: An Introduction to Tagmemics"Ž, page 44