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thetic

[thet-ik, thee-tik] /ˈθɛt ɪk, ˈθi tɪk/
adjective
1.
positive; dogmatic.
Also, thetical.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Greek thetikós, equivalent to thet(ós) placed, set (verbid of tithénai to lay down) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
thetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for thetically

thetic

/ˈθɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
(in classical prosody) of, bearing, or relating to a metrical stress
2.
positive and arbitrary; prescriptive
Derived Forms
thetically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek thetikos, from thetos laid down, from tithenai to place
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