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Dictionary definition for: Theme

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus"

3. (n) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work; "it was the usual "boy gets girl" theme"

4. (n) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

5. (n) an essay (especially one written as an assignment) "he got an A on his composition"

6. (n) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

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