Definition of athematic in English:


Line breaks: athe|mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌaθɪˈmatɪk
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  • 1 Music (Of a composition) not based on the use of themes.
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    • By such a versatile training, the way to composition in the free athematic music style and to the organization of new form arrangements leads to full creative liberty.
  • 2 Grammar (Of a verb form) having a suffix attached to the stem without a connecting (thematic) vowel.
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    • In athematic conjugation, the final long vowel of the verbal stem becomes short in the plural number.
    • The athematic or weak verbs are ordered into four classes, to which some special cases are added.
    • The athematic or irregular verbs generally omit the use of a theme vowel and frequently vary their stems.

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