Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a theme.
  • adjective Linguistics Of, constituting, or relating to the theme of a word.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to a theme of discourse.
  • In music, pertaining to themes or subjects of composition, or consisting of such themes and their development: as, thematic treatment or thematic composition in general.
  • In philology, relating to or belonging to a theme or stem.
  • noun That part of logic which treats of themata, or objects of thought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See theme, n., 4.
  • adjective (Mus.) Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject.
  • adjective (Mus.) a catalogue of musical works which, besides the title and other particulars, gives in notes the theme, or first few measures, of the whole work or of its several movements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective relating to, or having a theme or a topic
  • adjective music relating to a melodic subject
  • adjective linguistics Of a word stem, ending in a vowel that appears in or otherwise influences the noun or verb's inflection.
  • noun A postage stamp that is part of a thematic collection

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to a melodic subject
  • adjective relating to or constituting a topic of discourse

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek thematikos, from thema, themat-, theme; see theme.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek θεματικός, from θέμα ("theme").

Examples

  • The virtual collections are also grouped in thematic collections, for example, there are collections focused on the Free Speech Movement and Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA).

    Creating, Managing & Pres. Dig. Assets: The Online Archive of California (OAC)

  • The virtual collections are also grouped in thematic collections, for example, there are collections focused on the Free Speech Movement and Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA).

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Because the thematic is so close -- or belongs so well -- to the topic area of my mapping and taxonomy blog, atlast (t), the new galleon trade blog is a child of atlast (t) called atlast (t): The Galleon Trade Edition.

    SeeLight:

  • Because the thematic is so close -- or belongs so well -- to the topic area of my mapping and taxonomy blog, atlast (t), the new galleon trade blog is a child of atlast (t) called atlast (t): The Galleon Trade Edition.

    On Galleon Trade

  • It seems to me that the main thematic slogan ought to be, "Teamwork: Sometimes, It Works Okay!"

    TMNT

  • Love interests in Spider-Man are not that numerous, and the lesser lights among them served short-term thematic or symbolic roles rather than long-term character roles.

    Thoughts on Joe Quesada’s One More Day Interviews | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • About 1,700 high school students will arrive this summer for a variety of programs: over 300 will participate in short-term thematic group projects in areas ranging from culture and the arts to youth leadership; 650 students will participate in year-long exchanges during the

    Democracy Corp Fact Sheet

  • This year, so-called macro managers have been forced to make short-term wagers because the longer-term thematic trades haven't worked for them, Mark Enman, head of the global-trading team within hedge-fund research at Man Investments in New York, said in a telephone interview.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council is set to examine widespread violations of human rights in countries such as Sudan and Somalia, as well as dealing with so-called thematic issues such as torture and discrimination.

    UN Council Goes After Human Rights Abusers

  • The ending -oh₂ is specifically used for the indicative mood of so-called thematic verbs ie. stems ending in *-e- .

    The origin of Indo-European ego

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