Definition of plereme in English:

plereme

noun

Linguistics
  • In glossematics: a minimal unit of meaningful expression; contrasted with "keneme". Also: a word which has full lexical meaning on its own, as a noun, verb, adjective, etc., rather than a preposition, auxiliary, article, etc.

Origin

1930s. From ancient Greek πλήρης full (from the base of πιμπλάναι to fill: see pleio-) + -eme.

Pronunciation

plereme

/ˈplɪəriːm/