Definition of rheme noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rheme

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//riːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riːm//
 
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the part of a sentence or clause that adds new information to what the reader or audience already knows compare theme Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek rhēma ‘that which is said’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rheme