Meaning of PHONEMICS in English

fōˈnēmiks, fəˈ-, -mēks noun plural but singular in construction

Etymology: phoneme + -ics

1. : a branch of linguistic analysis that consists of the study of phonemes and often includes a study of their allophones


a. : the structure of a language in terms of phonemes

b. : a statement of such structure in terms of phonemes

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.