[thet-ik, thee-tik]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin for thetic

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