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thematic

[thee-mat-ik] /θiˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a theme.
2.
Grammar.
  1. (of a word or words) of, relating to, or producing a theme or themes.
  2. (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.”.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Greek thematikós, equiv. to themat- (stem of théma) theme + -ikos -ic
Related forms
thematically, adverb
nonthematic, adjective
nonthematically, adverb
unthematic, adjective
unthematically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un thematic

thematic

/θɪˈmætɪk/
adjective
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)
  1. denoting a vowel or other sound or sequence of sounds that occurs between the root of a word and any inflectional or derivational suffixes
  2. of or relating to the stem or root of a word
noun
4.
(grammar) a thematic vowel: ``-o-'' is a thematic in the combining form ``psycho-''
Derived Forms
thematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un thematic

thematic

adj.

1690s, from Greek thematikos, from thema (see theme). Related: Thematically.

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