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(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.’
(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.’
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