FREE MORPHEME By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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." Related Psychology Terms BOUND MORPHEME BOUND MORPHEME BLENDING FUSIONAL LANGUAGE SUFFIX FREE VARIATION ISOLATING LANGUAGE SIGNIFIER FREE-ASSOCIATION TEST DEIXIS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FREE MORPHEME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-morpheme/ (accessed June 27, 2017).