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  1. a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; - the opposite of arsis. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Dissertations embodying results of original research and especially substantiating a specific view, e.g., substantial papers written by candidates for an academic degree under the individual direction of a professor or papers written by undergraduates desirous of achieving honors or distinction. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. An essay or composition on some particular subject; a long essay, based on original research work, and offered by a candidate for an advanced degree; in logic, a statement which is to be maintained and proved by argument. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. An essay on a medical topic prepared by the graduating student. 2. A proposition, submitted by the candidate for a doctorate degree in some universities, which must be substained by argument against any objections offered. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. 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,. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. An essay on any subject; literary or scientific exercise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A proposition to be defended. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An essay; theme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A position or proposition which is advanced or is maintained by argument; a theme; a dissertation on a subject; a proposition as containing the thing affirmed or denied, as distinct from the hypothesis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis. dictgcide_fs
  19. th[=e]'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 (th[=e]'s[=e]z).--adj. THET'IC.--adv. THET'ICALLY. [L.--Gr. ti-th[=e]-mi, I set.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. (pl. theses). Proposition to be maintained; dissertation, esp. one by candidate for degree &c.; school or college exercise; (also the-) unaccented syllable in English scansion (cf. ARSIS). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. An essay prepared by a candidate for a degree. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Latin, Greek] A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument; a theme ;-especially, a subject or proposition for a school or university exercise, or the exercise itself;-hence, an essay upon a specific theme;-the unaccented part of the measure;-in prosody, the depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word ;-the part of the foot upon which such a depression falls. Cabinet Dictionary

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