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thetic

[thet-ik, thee-tik]
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adjective
  1. positive; dogmatic.
Sometimes thet·i·cal.

Origin of thetic

1670–80; < Greek thetikós, equivalent to thet(ós) placed, set (verbid of tithénai to lay down) + -ikos -ic
Related formsthet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for thetical

Historical Examples

  • This book is written in the thetical form instead of the traditional form of questions and answers.

    An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism

    Joseph Stump


British Dictionary definitions for thetical

thetic

adjective
  1. (in classical prosody) of, bearing, or relating to a metrical stress
  2. positive and arbitrary; prescriptive
Derived Formsthetically, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Greek thetikos, from thetos laid down, from tithenai to place
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