thesis

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A thesis is the most important or foundational idea of an argument. If you write a paper with the central thesis that girls are yucky, you'll need to back that up with cooties based research.

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A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.

Noun
a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

Noun
an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument


n.
A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.

n.
Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.

n.
An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.

n.
The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis.

n.
The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.

n.
The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls.


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 cover.] 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.
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 falls.

A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.

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Usage Examples

When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'

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