Definition of Thesis

1. Noun. An unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument.

Generic synonyms: Assumption, Premise, Premiss



2. Noun. A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree.
Exact synonyms: Dissertation
Generic synonyms: Treatise
Derivative terms: Dissertate

Definition of Thesis

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

Definition of Thesis

1. Noun. A statement supported by arguments. ¹

2. Noun. A written essay submitted for a university degree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thesis

1. a proposition put forward for discussion [n THESES]

Medical Definition of Thesis

1. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. To place, set. See Do, and cf. Anathema, Apothecary, Epithet, Hypothesis, Parenthesis, Theme, Tick a cover. 1. A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument. 2. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree. "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." (Goldsmith) 3. An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis. 4. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis. 5. The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word. The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thesis

thersitical
thesaural
thesauri
thesaurismosis
thesaurismotic
thesaurosis
thesaurus
thesauruses
thesaurusi
these
these days
these ones
theses
thesicle
thesicles
thesis (current term)
thesmothete
thesmothetes
thesp
thespian
thespians
thesps
theta
theta antigen
theta pinch
theta rhythm
theta wave
thetan
thetans
thetas

Literary usage of Thesis

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This is the dominant note; and in the mouth of the humble VOL 7 — 35 conscript, this thesis, interpreted by scenes of daily carnage, is more eloquent and ..."

2. The Economic Interpretation of History by Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman (1902)
"INTRODUCTION STATEMENT OF THE thesis To the student of the social sciences it is interesting to observe the process by which, in one respect at least, ..."

3. On University Studies by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1910)
"... Ad) thesis It is proposed to prove iii this paper that Jonathan 15. Turner, at one time professor in Illinois College at Jacksonville, Illinois, ..."

4. The Enforcement of Decrees in Equity by Charles Andrews Huston (1915)
"CHAPTER I thesis AND THEORETICAL ARGUMENT •' • ° THE comparatively frequent resort during the last quarter century to the use of the injunction in labor ..."

5. Education and the Mores: A Sociological Essay by Francis Stuart Chapin (1911)
"... CHAPTER I THE thesis OUTLINED THE original function of education was the conservation of tradition and custom, and when we examine the subject- matter ..."

6. The Rise of Commercial Banking Institutions in the United States by Adolph Oscar Eliason (1901)
"thesis. There were no commercial banks in America during the Colonial period. The so-called banks of this period existed merely for the purpose of issuing ..."

7. The Law Student: Or, Guides to the Study of the Law in Its Principles by John Anthon (1850)
"thesis I. THE COUNSELLOR : THE HONORARIUM : PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS : UNIVERSITIES, ETC. INTRODUCTION. GODWIN, in his "Enquiry concerning Political ..."

8. Studies, Chiefly Clinical, in the Non-emetic Use of Ipecacuanha: With a by Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1876)
"thesis AND OUTLINE. THE prominent place among the emetics assigned to ipecacuanha in systematic works on therapeutics, indicates the ordinary estimate ..."

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