- -eme [ēm][Fr -ème, unit, sound < phonème, PHONEME] combining form suffix combining formLinguis. a distinctive unit of language structure at a (specified) level of analysis, generally characterized as a class consisting of all the variant forms of the given unit [the grapheme <w> consists of all the possible written forms of the letter w]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.