adjective the·mat·ic \thi-ˈma-tik\

: of or relating to a theme

Full Definition of THEMATIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a theme
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
the·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of THEMATIC

  1. the thematic development in the story

Origin of THEMATIC

Greek thematikos, from themat-, thema theme
First Known Use: 1697


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