Definition of thematic in English:
1Having or relating to subjects or a particular subject: the orientation of this anthology is essentially thematic
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- The book is elegantly written and usefully divided into short, thematic chapters.
- Part II includes seven thematic chapters covering the biogeography, ecology, behavior, life history, and conservation of grebes.
- The book includes an introduction, seven narrative chapters, four thematic chapters, a short afterword, and two appendices.
1.1 Linguistics Belonging to, relating to, or denoting the theme of a sentence.
- Unlike English, Arabic thematic fronting may express incredulity, disbelief, suspicion, uncertainty, denial, limitation and/or exclusiveness on the part of the subject or the object.
- The passive construction makes the recipient of the action thematic, and furthermore seems to reduce the dynamism of the verb.
1.2 Music Of, relating to, or containing melodic subjects: the concerto relies on the frequent repetition of thematic fragments
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- While all three of the soloists display their own distinctive styles, Barton's ideas are the richest in terms of contour, melodic content, and thematic development.
- The striking thematic material and subtle turns of melodic phrase mark this score as the work of a composer with an original voice.
- There is a longish cadenza that is well-integrated into the movement's thematic structure.
1.3 Philately British term for topical.
- The increase in the number and range of commemorative stamps has led to thematic collecting of stamps showing a particular subject, irrespective of their country of origin.
- But it is thematic collection that is becoming a fad worldwide and it is an inexpensive way of building one's collection.
- Despite the popularity of thematic collecting, there does not appear to be a definitive categorization system.
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1 (thematics) [treated as singular or plural] A body of topics for study or discussion.
- As part of this strategy, both writers develop a thematics of genealogy which, because genealogies link divine will and knowledge with the flesh of humankind, recognises female authority and potential.
- Mier's Apologia frequently approximates the picaresque narrative's structure and thematics, and it reveals a baroque style.
- That is what raises the question of how to conceive lyric thematics and allegorization.
- Example sentences
- Because the story is similar thematically to that of its other popular titles, Disney expects to find audiences in other countries.
- Visually different but thematically similar, the two series have the ability to draw many emotions out of the viewers.
- And like many German biographies, the book is arranged thematically rather than chronologically.
Late 17th century: from Greek thematikos, from thema (see theme).
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