THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES
R E F E R E N C E S
Theme n [ME teme, theme, fr. MF & L; MF teme, fr. L thema. fr. Gk, lit., something laid down, fr. Äthenai to place -more at Do] [14c] 1a: a subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation b: a specific and distinctive quality, characteristic, or concern [the campaign has lacked a __] 2: Stem4 3: a written exercise: composition [a research __] 4: a melodic subject of a musical composition or movement
Thematic adj [Gk thematickos, fr. themat-, thema theme]  1a: of or relating to the stem of a word b of a vowel: being the last part of a word stem before an inflectional ending 2: of, relating to, or constituting a theme
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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