[ thet-ik, thee-tik ]
/ ˈθɛt ɪk, ˈθi tɪk /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM theticthet·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby thetic
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Example sentences from the Web for thetic
Thetic is the term applied to every collection of dogmatical propositions.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
British Dictionary definitions for thetic
/ (ˈθɛtɪk) /
(in classical prosody) of, bearing, or relating to a metrical stress
positive and arbitrary; prescriptive
Derived forms of theticthetically, adverb
Word Origin for thetic
C17: from Greek thetikos, from thetos laid down, from tithenai to place
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