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Definitions of thesis

  1. an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; - the opposite of arsis. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. An essay on any subject; literary or scientific exercise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A proposition to be defended. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. An essay; theme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.

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Usage examples for thesis

  1. On the other hand, it cannot be denied that his thesis was not destitute of arguments to support it. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  2. Also it is notorious that a prejudice- or a popular idea, if you prefer the term- which is seized upon for fiction, almost inevitably is strained beyond logic and beyond truth, so much so that in rapid years, like those of 1916 to 1920 which swept us into propaganda and out again, the emphatic falsity of a book's central thesis may be recognized before the first editions are exhausted. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
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