Definitions for phonemicfəˈni mɪk, foʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pho•ne•micfəˈni mɪk, foʊ-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to phonemes:

    a phonemic system.

    Category: Phonetics

  2. of or pertaining to phonemics.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. concerning or involving the discrimination of distinctive speech elements of a language:

    a phonemic contrast.

    Category: Phonetics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phonemic(adverb)

    of or relating to phonemes of a particular language

    "phonemic analysis"

  2. phonemic(adverb)

    by phonemics

    "phonemically transcribed"


  1. phonemic(Adjective)

    relating to phonemes

    We've finished our phonemic analysis and we're ready to move on to morphology.

  2. phonemic(Adjective)

    relating to a difference between sounds that can change the meaning of words in a language

    Tone is phonemic in Chinese.


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