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(Linguistics) 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 theme5
[C20: from Greek rhēma that which is said]
1. a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather.
2. gossip; talk: His absence gave rise to comment.
3. a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society.
4. a critical or explanatory annotation to a text or to a passage in a text.
5. Also called rheme. the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic.Compare topic (def. 3).v.i.
6. to make remarks or observations.
7. to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text; elucidate.v.t.
8. to make comments or remarks on.
9. to furnish with comments; annotate (a text).Idioms:
no comment, I refuse to speak; I have nothing to say.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin commentum device, fabrication (Late Latin: interpretation, commentary), n. use of neuter of commentus, past participle of comminīscī to devise =com- com- + -minīscī; see reminiscent]