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[ ey-thee-mat-ik ]
/ ˌeɪ θiˈmæt ɪk /


inflected without a thematic vowel.

Nearby words

athel, athel tree, athelia, atheling, athelstan, athematic, athena, athenaeum, athenaeus, athenaeus of attaleia, athenagoras i

Origin of athematic

First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + thematic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for athematic

  • 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|Various

British Dictionary definitions for athematic


/ (ˌæθɪˈmætɪk) /


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