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the part of a sentence that expresses an idea, usu. the predicate; comment; also called rheme
Word Origin

Greek ‘what is said, word, saying’
Usage Note

rhematic adj, rhematology n


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  • Rhematic

    adjective 1. pertaining to the formation of words. 2. pertaining to the rheme of a sentence.

  • Rheme

    noun, Linguistics. 1. comment (def 7). noun 1. (linguistics) the constituent of a sentence that adds most new information, in addition to what has already been said in the discourse. The rheme is usually, but not always, associated with the subject Compare theme (sense 5) noun See rhema

  • Rhemish

    adjective 1. of, relating to, or originating in Reims

  • Rhenic

    adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing rhenium.

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