Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a theme: a scene of thematic importance.
  • adj. Linguistics Of, constituting, or relating to the theme of a word: a thematic vowel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See theme, n., 4.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. That part of logic which treats of themata, or objects of thought.

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

  • adj. of or relating to a melodic subject
  • adj. relating to or constituting a topic of discourse

Etymologies

Greek thematikos, from thema, themat-, theme; see theme.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θεματικός, from θέμα ("theme"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    TMNT

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Still, it's a hell of a ride-an integration, to use Mr. Marsalis 'one-word thematic summation, of "high" musical culture and the "low" vernacular, in the best tradition of Copland and Bernstein.

    All Rise: Cocksure Marsalis Redeems Himself as Pasticheur

  • In 2005 the program developed a new mission and curriculum that shifted the emphasis to a long-term thematic integrated course of study that would put students on "a quest for knowledge and a path to college. ''

    ajc.com - News

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