Term: Morphemes

Definition:


A Morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning. A word can contain more than one morpheme:

'Unable' can be divided into two morphemes- the prefix 'un' and 'able', whereas the word 'mahogany' cannot be divided into anything smaller.

See Also: Phoneme; Affix; Suffix

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