athematic

[ ey-thee-mat-ik ]
/ ˌeɪ θiˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

inflected without a thematic vowel.

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Origin of athematic

First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + thematic
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British Dictionary definitions for athematic

athematic
/ (ˌæθɪˈmætɪk) /

adjective

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