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[glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈmæt ɪks, ˌglɔ sə-/

noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
a school of linguistic analysis developed by Louis Hjelmslev (1899–1965) in Copenhagen in the 1930s based on the study of the distribution of glossemes.


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