FREE MORPHEME

Linguistics. a morpheme that can stand alone as a word in its own right. Free morphemes are contrasted with bound morphemes, such as plurals that can only appear in combination.

FREE MORPHEME: "A free morpheme is a word."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FREE MORPHEME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-morpheme/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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