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  Definition of theme
  1. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl'' theme"
  2. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  3. an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
  4. the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn''t want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
  5. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
  6. provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus"
Similar Words: motif, root, root word, base, stem, radical, composition, paper, report, subject, topic, melodic theme, musical theme, idea

 

Hyponyms: topos, term paper, incidental music, bone of contention, precedent, question, head, keynote, motif, motive, statement, variation

 

Derivational Morphology: stem

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: tema   Chinese: 主題  
Dutch: thema   Finnish: aine  
French: thème   Georgian: თემა  
German: Thema   Greek: θέμα  
Hungarian: tárgy   Italian: tema  
Japanese: 主題   Korean: 주제  
Latin: thema   Norwegian: tema  
Portuguese: tema   Russian: тема  
Spanish: tema   Swedish: tema  
 
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