Definitions for Thesisˈθi sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

the•sis*ˈθi sɪs(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, esp. one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.

  2. a subject for a composition or essay.

  3. a formal paper incorporating original research on a subject, esp. one presented by a candidate for a degree.

  4. a musical downbeat.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: Compare arsis (def. 1). 1

  5. a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus or stress. (less commonly) the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus.

    Category: Prosody

    Ref: Compare arsis (def. 2). 2

  6. Category: Philosphy

    Ref: See under Hegelian dialectic.

* (-sēz)..

Origin of thesis:

1350–1400; ME < L < Gk thésis the act of setting down, position, thesis =(ti)thé(nai) to put, set down +-sis -sis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thesis(noun)

    an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

  2. dissertation, thesis(noun)

    a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree


  1. thesis(Noun)

    A statement supported by arguments.

  2. thesis(Noun)

    A written essay submitted for a university degree.

  3. Origin: From thesis, from θέσις

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thesis(noun)

    a position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument

  2. Thesis(noun)

    hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree

  3. Thesis(noun)

    an affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis

  4. Thesis(noun)

    the accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis

  5. Thesis(noun)

    the depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word

  6. Thesis(noun)

    the part of the foot upon which such a depression falls


  1. Thesis

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thesis' in Nouns Frequency: #1990

Anagrams of Thesis

  1. heists, shiest, shites

  2. Heists

  3. Shiest

  4. Shites

Translations for Thesis

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long written essay, report etc, often done for a university degree

a doctoral thesis; He is writing a thesis on the works of John Milton.

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