Origin of thematic
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- of, relating to, or consisting of a theme or themes
- linguistics denoting a word that is the theme of a sentence
- denoting a vowel or other sound or sequence of sounds that occurs between the root of a word and any inflectional or derivational suffixes
- of or relating to the stem or root of a word
- grammar a thematic vowel``-o-'' is a thematic in the combining form ``psycho-''
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1690s, from Greek thematikos, from thema (see theme). Related: Thematically.
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