adjective Etymology: Greek thematikos, from themat-, thema theme Date: 1697 1. of, relating to, or constituting a theme 2. a. of or relating to the stem of a word b. of a vowel being the last part of a word stem before an inflectional ending • thematically adverb

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  • Thematic — The*mat ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]matique.] 1. (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See {Theme}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject. [1913 Webster] {Thematic catalogue} (Mus.), a catalogue of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thematic — [thē mat′ik] adj. 1. of or constituting a theme or themes 2. Linguis. of or relating to the stem of a word or to a vowel ending a stem that precedes an inflectional ending 3. Philately Brit. of stamps collected according to a theme, or topic n.… …   English World dictionary

  • thematic — (adj.) 1690s, from Gk. thematikos, from thema (see THEME (Cf. theme)). Related: Thematically …   Etymology dictionary

  • thematic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or relating to subjects or a particular subject. ► NOUN (thematics) (treated as sing. or pl. ) ▪ a body of topics for study or discussion. DERIVATIVES thematically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • thematic — adj. 1 of or relating to subjects or topics (thematic philately; the arrangement of the anthology is thematic). 2 Mus. of melodic subjects (thematic treatment). 3 Gram. a of or belonging to a theme (thematic vowel; thematic form). b (of a form of …   Useful english dictionary

  • thematic — [[t]θiːmæ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Thematic means concerned with the subject or theme of something, or with themes and topics in general. [FORMAL] ...assembling this material into thematic groups. ...the whole thematic approach to learning …   English dictionary

  • thematic — 1. adjective a) relating to, or having a theme or a topic He had a thematic collection of postage stamps with flags on them b) relating to a melodic subject 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • thematic — thematically, adv. /thee mat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a theme. 2. Gram. a. (of a word or words) of, pertaining to, or producing a theme or themes. b. (of a vowel) pertaining to the theme or stem: the thematic vowel ends the stem and… …   Universalium

  • thematic — adj. Thematic is used with these nouns: ↑coherence, ↑consistency …   Collocations dictionary

  • thematic — the|mat|ic [θıˈmætık] adj relating to a particular ↑theme, or organized according to a theme ▪ the thematic organization of paintings in the exhibit >thematically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thematic — the|mat|ic [ θi mætık ] adjective FORMAL relating to ideas or subjects: a thematic index ╾ the|mat|i|cal|ly [ θi mætıkli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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