noun (plural morphologies)
mid 19th century: from Greek morphē 'form' + -logy
The study of how words are built up and how they change according to their use in sentences. With syntax it forms the grammar of the language. This can be shown in the following sentence:Bharati’s words gave him an idea. Morphology tells us, for example, that the plural of the nounword is formed by adding the letter ‘s’, and that the verbgive is irregular and its past tense is gave. Syntax tells us that the sentence is simple and is made up of a subject, verb, indirect object, and direct object.