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rheme

[reem] /rim/
noun, Linguistics
1.
comment (def 6).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek rhḗma saying, word
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  • One cannot perform a rheme without also performing a pheme and a phone.
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rheme

/riːm/
noun
1.
(linguistics) the constituent of a sentence that adds most new information, in addition to what has already been said in the discourse. The rheme is usually, but not always, associated with the subject Compare theme (sense 5)
Word Origin
C20: from Greek rhēma that which is said
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