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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument;

2. a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree;
[syn: dissertation, thesis]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thesis n 1: an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument 2: a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree [syn: dissertation, thesis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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