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Noun
The main subject or topic in a discussion or body of work
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“The artwork is based on the theme of energy from the past and future.”
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A recurring idea, typically in art or literature
“The depiction of her as a temptress echoes the clerical theme of woman as Eve, the seducer of men.”
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(dated) An essay written by a school pupil on a particular subject
“Students were asked to write a theme on what they would do if they were stranded on an island.”
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A prominent or frequently recurring melody or group of notes in a composition
“The central melody evolves around a minimal theme reminiscent of random melodies played on wind chimes.”
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Possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
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The central part or aspect of something under consideration
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A concept or notion
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A motivation or intention
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A particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest
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Evidential information used in reporting or documentation
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A distinctive attribute or aspect of something
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The main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence
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Words of a song
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A repeated decorative design
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