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thematic

[thee-mat-ik]
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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 of thematic

1690–1700; < Greek thematikós, equivalent to themat- (stem of théma theme) + -ikos -ic
Related formsthe·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·the·mat·ic, adjectivenon·the·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·the·mat·ic, adjectiveun·the·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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  • They were thematically consistent with the existing Mansion ghosts, more funny than scary, and their faces were familiar.


British Dictionary definitions for thematically

thematic

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
  1. grammar a thematic vowel``-o-'' is a thematic in the combining form ``psycho-''
Derived Formsthematically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for thematically

thematic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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