Definition of phonematic in English:

phonematic

adjective

  • (in prosodic analysis) denoting a segmental element of vowel or consonant features which combines with other elements such as intonation or stress.

    • ‘The tone rules, which are essential and phonematic to Thai, dictate that the stress cannot and should not be expressed by changing the tone too much.’
    • ‘The phonematic facts are far better explained and more simply set forth if we conceive of a separate phonemic category in which all stressed-vowel oppositions are suspended.’

Origin

1930s: from Greek phōnēma, phōnēmatik- relating to a sound.

Pronunciation:

phonematic

/ˌfəʊnɪˈmatɪk//ˌfɒnɪˈmatɪk/