• IPA: /ˈθiːsɪs/

thesis (plural theses)

  1. A statement supported by arguments.
  2. A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree; a dissertation
    • 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. (music) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.
  5. (poetry) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
  6. (poetry) The part of the metrical foot upon which such a depression falls.
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