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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thesis  \The"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Theses}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  place  set  See  {Do},  and  cf  {Anathema},  {Apothecary}, 
  {Epithet},  {Hypothesis},  {Parenthesis},  {Theme},  {Tick}  a 
  1.  A  position  or  proposition  which  a  person  advances  and 
  offers  to  maintain,  or  which  is  actually  maintained  by 
  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.  (Logic)  An  affirmation,  or  distinction  from  a  supposition 
  or  hypothesis. 
  4.  (Mus.)  The  accented  part  of  the  measure,  expressed  by  the 
  downward  beat  --  the  opposite  of  arsis. 
  5.  (Pros.) 
  a  The  depression  of  the  voice  in  pronouncing  the 
  syllables  of  a  word 
  b  The  part  of  the  foot  upon  which  such  a  depression 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  unproved  statement  put  forward  as  a  premise  in  an 
  2:  a  treatise  advancing  a  new  point  of  view  resulting  from 
  research;  usually  a  requirement  for  an  advanced  academic 
  degree  [syn:  {dissertation}] 

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