thesis

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From Latin thesis, from Ancient Greek θέσις (thesis, a proposition, a statement, a thing laid down, thesis in rhetoric, thesis in prosody)

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thesis (plural theses)

  1. A statement supported by arguments.
  2. A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree.
    • Goldsmith
      I told them of the grave, becoming, and sublime deportment they should assume upon this mystical occasion, and read them two homilies and a thesis of my own composing, to prepare them.
  3. (logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
  4. (music) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.
  5. (poetry) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
  6. (poetry) The part of the metrical foot upon which such a depression falls.

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Noun[edit]

thesis f (genitive thesis); third declension

  1. thesis

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative thesis thesēs
genitive thesis thesum
dative thesī thesibus
accusative thesem thesēs
ablative these thesibus
vocative thesis thesēs