Thesis

Definition of Thesis

The´sis
n.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.(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.) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.

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