Definition of rhematic in English:

rhematic

adjective

  • 1Linguistics Logic
    rare In the work of American philosopher C. S. Peirce (1839-1914): having the nature of a rheme; expressing a particular concept or idea.

  • 2Linguistics
    Of a part of a sentence: that provides new information about the theme or topic of an utterance or discourse, carrying the most pragmatically significant semantic content; that constitutes a rheme.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Hellenistic Greek ῥηματικός from ancient Greek ῥηματ-, ῥῆμα word, verb + -ικός.

Pronunciation

rhematic

/riːˈmatɪk/ /rɪˈmatɪk/