Definition of athematic in English:



  • 1Music
    (of a composition) not based on the use of themes.

    • ‘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.’
  • 2Grammar
    (of a verb form) having a suffix attached to the stem without a connecting (thematic) vowel.

    • ‘The athematic or weak verbs are ordered into four classes, to which some special cases are added.’
    • ‘In athematic conjugation, the final long vowel of the verbal stem becomes short in the plural number.’
    • ‘The athematic or irregular verbs generally omit the use of a theme vowel and frequently vary their stems.’