thematic

[ thee-mat-ik ]
/ θiˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to a theme.
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.”

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Origin of thematic

1690–1700; <Greek thematikós, equivalent to themat- (stem of théma theme) + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for thematic

thematic
/ (θɪˈmætɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or consisting of a theme or themes
linguistics denoting a word that is the theme of a sentence
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

grammar a thematic vowel``-o-'' is a thematic in the combining form ``psycho-''

Derived forms of thematic

thematically, adverb
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