of or pertaining to a theme.
(of a word or words) of, pertaining to, or producing a theme or themes.
(of a vowel) pertaining to the theme or stem: the thematic vowel ends the stem and precedes the inflectional ending of a word form, as i in Latin audiō “I hear.”

1690–1700; < Greek thematikós, equiv. to themat- (stem of théma) theme + -ikos -ic

thematically, adverb
nonthematic, adjective
nonthematically, adverb
unthematic, adjective
unthematically, adverb Unabridged
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thematic (θɪˈmætɪk)
1.  of, relating to, or consisting of a theme or themes
2.  linguistics denoting a word that is the theme of a sentence
3.  grammar
 a.  denoting a vowel or other sound or sequence of sounds that occurs between the root of a word and any inflectional or derivational suffixes
 b.  of or relating to the stem or root of a word
4.  grammar a thematic vowel: ``-o-'' is a thematic in the combining form ``psycho-''

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Example sentences
The curriculum and faculty expertise in the department focus around four
  thematic areas.
Remind students that the temperature and population density maps they have seen
  are examples of thematic maps.
No attempt was made to fabricate thematic arcs, yet such arcs emerge.
Truthfully, for sheer thematic glory, that's probably still a winner.
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