an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
A statement supported by arguments.
A written essay submitted for a university degree.
Origin: From thesis, from θέσις
a position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument
hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree
an affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis
the accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis
the depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word
the part of the foot upon which such a depression falls
A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings. In some countries/universities, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used as part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate, while in others, the reverse is true. The word dissertation can at times be used to describe a treatise without relation to obtaining an academic degree. The term thesis is also used to refer to the general claim of an essay or similar work.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thē′sis, n. a position or that which is set down or advanced for argument: a subject for a scholastic exercise: an essay on a theme:—pl. Theses (thē′sēz).—adj. Thet′ic.—adv. Thet′ically. [L.—Gr. ti-thē-mi, I set.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Thesis' in Nouns Frequency: #1990
heists, shiest, shites
The numerical value of Thesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Thesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
The vast majority of experts now either agree with us or accept that there is a strong case for our thesis.
The whole thesis of 'broken windows' is: If over time you don't address an issue, over time it will create a larger issue.
You can have a perfect thesis and argument for what a company should do to unlock shareholder value, but if the commodity price moves down and the share price drops, the value of the proposals could be completely destroyed.
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- tesi, tesi doctoralCatalan, Valencian
- teze, diplomová práceCzech
- tesis, disputats, tese, afhandlingDanish
- These, DissertationGerman
- tesis, tesis doctoralSpanish
- tutkielma, opinnäytetyö, diplomityö, teesi, väitöskirja, väiteFinnish
- tese, tese de doutoramentoGalician
- tézis, diplomamunkaHungarian
- tesi, temaItalian
- 論文, 論題, 主張, 定立, テーゼJapanese
- these, proefschrift, scriptieDutch
- avhandlingNorwegian Nynorsk
- tese, avhandlingNorwegian
- teza, dysertacja, praca dyplomowaPolish
- диссерта́ция, положе́ние, дипло́мная рабо́та, те́зисRussian
- téza, те́заSerbo-Croatian
- đồ án tốt nghiệp, luận vănVietnamese
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