Word of the Day Archive
Sunday September 30, 2012
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
Thetic is derived from the Greek word thetikós from the root thet meaning "placed, set."