Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » M » More Or Less ... Morphophonemic System

MORPHOLOGY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does morphology mean? 

MORPHOLOGY (noun)
  The noun MORPHOLOGY has 4 senses:

1. the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
2. studies of the rules for forming admissible words
3. the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
4. the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms

  Familiarity information: MORPHOLOGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORPHOLOGY (noun)


Sense 1morphology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("morphology" is a kind of...):

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "morphology"):

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)


Sense 2morphology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Studies of the rules for forming admissible words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("morphology" is a kind of...):

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "morphology"):

accidence; inflectional morphology (the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words)

derivational morphology (the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words)

compound morphology (the part of grammar that deals with combinations of simple words into compound words)


Sense 3morphology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The admissible arrangement of sounds in words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sound structure; syllable structure; word structure; morphology

Hypernyms ("morphology" is a kind of...):

structure (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "morphology"):

affixation (the result of adding an affix to a root word)


Sense 4morphology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

geomorphology; morphology

Hypernyms ("morphology" is a kind of...):

geophysical science; geophysics (geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "morphology"):

plate tectonic theory; plate tectonics; tectonics (the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust)

lithology; petrology (the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"A good beginning makes a good ending." (English proverb)

"The key that is used does not rust." (Albanian proverb)

"Do good to people in order to enslave their hearts." (Arabic proverb)

"Cards play and gamblers brag." (Corsican proverb)

 MORPHOLOGY: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0661 seconds