morpheme definition

  • noun:
    • A meaningful linguistic device composed of a word, like man, or a word factor, such as for example -ed in walked, that can't be divided into smaller important components.
    • the littlest linguistic unit within a word that can carry a meaning, particularly "un-", "break", and "-able" inside word "unbreakable".
    • the littlest unit of meaning of a language, which is not divided into smaller components carrying definition; it is almost always smaller than an individual wordform, like the -ed morpheme of verbs in past times tense or the -s morpheme of nouns in plural kind.
    • minimal important language unit; it can not be divided into smaller important units

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    • I think that the possessive morpheme
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