Meaning of “morpheme” in the English Dictionary

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"morpheme" in British English

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morphemenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɔː.fiːm/ us /ˈmɔːr.fiːm/ specialized

the smallest unit of language that has its own meaning, either a word or a part of a word:

"Worker" contains two morphemes: "work" and "-er".

(Definition of “morpheme” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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