Morpheme (definition)

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A morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning in a word. These can be roots, such as cat in the word cats, or affixes, such as the plural suffix -s.

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  • Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.