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thesis (plural theses)
- A statement supported by arguments.
- A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree; a dissertation
- 1766 March, [Oliver Goldsmith], The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself, volume (please specify |volume=I or II), Salisbury, Wiltshire: Printed by B. Collins, for F[rancis] Newbery, […], OCLC 938500648:
- 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, in order to prepare them.
- (logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
- (music) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.
- (poetry) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
- (poetry) The part of the metrical foot upon which such a depression falls.
statement supported by arguments
written essay submitted for a university degree
- thesis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- thesis in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- Hyphenation: the‧sis
thesis f (genitive thesis); third declension
Third-declension noun (i-stem).