the·​mat·​ic | \ thi-ˈma-tik How to pronounce thematic (audio) \

Definition of thematic

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a theme
2a : 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

Other Words from thematic

thematically \ thi-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce thematic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of thematic in a Sentence

the thematic development in the story
Recent Examples on the Web The FaceTiming is thematic to the movie, which is about two friends who live far apart. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 24 Sep. 2022 The blend of courtroom drama and coming-of-age story is rife with thematic messaging about racial injustice, gender roles, compassion, and loss of innocence. Sophie Van Bastelaer,, 22 Sep. 2022 But here, these sounds feel in tune with the thematic inspiration Sohn drew from Alex Garland’s 2014 sci-fi film Ex Machina and the humanoid robot character, Ava, played by Alicia Vikander. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2022 The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language, and partial nudity. Susan X Jane, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2022 Rather than show the artist’s output chronologically, the Getty is presenting a series of thematic galleries—exploring topics including love, war, poetry and sound using works from different periods and different mediums. Carol Vogel, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2022 The last component of the book, thematically speaking for me was kind of running through all of this was this sort of thematic undercurrent, which is as everyone was struggling to get people out and to try to make good in these frantic three weeks. CBS News, 7 Sep. 2022 Was there any thematic reason for having the characters be so physically proximate to each other? Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2022 Is there really no work with this instrumentation by an underrepresented composer that might have fit the evening’s thematic idea? Lukas Schulze, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thematic

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thematic

Greek thematikos, from themat-, thema theme

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29 Sep 2022

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“Thematic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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