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n. pl. the·ses (-sēz)
1. A proposition that is maintained by argument.
2. A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
3. A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
4. The first stage of the Hegelian dialectic process.
a. The long or accented part of a metrical foot, especially in quantitative verse.
b. The unaccented or short part of a metrical foot, especially in accentual verse.
6. Music The accented section of a measure.
[Latin, from Greek, from tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. Senses 5 and 6, Middle English, from Late Latin, lowering of the voice, from Greek, downbeat.]
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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Education) a dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma
2. a doctrine maintained or promoted in argument
3. (Education) a subject for a discussion or essay
4. (Logic) an unproved statement, esp one put forward as a premise in an argument
5. (Classical Music) music the downbeat of a bar, as indicated in conducting
6. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) the syllable or part of a metrical foot not receiving the ictus. Compare arsis
7. (Philosophy) philosophy the first stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that is challenged by the antithesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: a placing, from tithenai to place]
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n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, esp. one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.
2. a subject for a composition or essay.
3. a formal paper incorporating original research on a subject, esp. one presented by a candidate for a degree.
4. a musical downbeat. Compare arsis (def. 1).
a. a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus or stress.
b. (less commonly) the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus. Compare arsis (def. 2).
6. See under Hegelian dialectic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek thésis the act of setting down, position, thesis =(ti)thé(nai) to put, set down + -sis -sis]
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|Noun||1.||thesis - an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument|
|2.||thesis - a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree|
treatise - a formal exposition
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1. proposition, theory, hypothesis, idea, view, opinion, proposal, contention, line of argument This thesis does not stand up to close inspection.
2. dissertation, paper, treatise, essay, composition, monograph, disquisition He was awarded his PhD for a thesis on industrial robots.
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2. A thorough, written presentation of an original point of view:
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thesis[ˈθiːsɪs] N (theses (pl)) [ˈθiːsiːz] → tesis f inv
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thesis[ˈθiːsɪs] [theses] [ˈθiːsiːz] (pl) n
(= theory) → thèse f
(UNIVERSITY) (= dissertation) → thèse f
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thesis[ˈθiːsɪs] n (theses (pl)) [ˈθiːsiːz] → tesi f inv
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thesis(ˈθiːsis) – plural ˈtheses (-siːz) – noun
a long written essay, report etc, often done for a university degree. a doctoral thesis; He is writing a thesis on the works of John Milton. tesis أطْروحَه، مَبْحَث теза tese disertační/doktorská práce, studie die Dissertation afhandling διατριβήtesis väitekiri تز؛ پایان نامه tutkielma thèseתיזה शोध-प्रबन्ध znanstveni rad, disertacija (doktori, PhD-) értekezés tesis (loka)ritgerð, doktorsritgerð tesi 論文 (학위, 졸업) 논문 disertacija, mokslinis darbas disertācija tesis proefschriftavhandlingrozprawa, praca tese teză; lucrare; dizertaţie диссертация; дипломная работа dizertačná / doktorská práca; štúdia disertacija teza avhandling วิทยานิพนธ์ tez (畢業)論文 теза; дисертація مقالہ، تحقيقي مقالہ luận văn, luận án （毕业）论文
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n. tesis; postulado.
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