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athematic

[ey-thee-mat-ik]
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adjective
  1. inflected without a thematic vowel.

Origin of athematic

First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + thematic
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Historical Examples

  • In the verb the athematic conjugation has disappeared and the distinction of primary and secondary endings is not observed.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for athematic

athematic

adjective
  1. music not based on themes
  2. linguistics (of verbs) having a suffix attached immediately to the stem, without an intervening vowel
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