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Definition 1: one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for language unit in the sense of this definition

(language unit is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

(... is a kind of language unit ) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

"The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"

(... is a kind of language unit ) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

(... is a kind of language unit ) a grouping of words in a sentence

(... is a kind of language unit ) a language unit by which a person or thing is known

"his name really is George Washington" "those are two names for the same thing"

(... is a kind of language unit ) minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

(... is a kind of language unit ) minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units

(... is a kind of language unit ) a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'

(... is a kind of language unit ) a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

"the word `pocket' has two syllables"

(... is a kind of language unit ) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of language unit ) extended verbal expression in speech or writing

(... is part of language unit) a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)

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