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Sunday, September 30, 2012

thetic

\THET-ik\ , adjective;
1.
Positive; dogmatic.
Quotes:
Thetic constructions, on the other hand, are not subject to this sort of contextual requirements.
-- Andreas Dufter and Daniel Jacob, Focus and Background in Romance Languages
His genius was not thetic, but synthetic, not creative but constructive.
-- Andrew Martin Fairbairn, "The Primitive Polity of Islam," The Contemporary Review
Origin:
Thetic is derived from the Greek word thetikós from the root thet meaning "placed, set."
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