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1. thesis

an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

2. dissertation, thesis

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

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noun plural -ses (-siːz)
a dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma
a doctrine maintained or promoted in argument
a subject for a discussion or essay
an unproved statement, esp one put forward as a premise in an argument
5. music
the downbeat of a bar, as indicated in conducting
(in classical prosody) the syllable or part of a metrical foot not receiving the ictus
Compare arsis
7. philosophy
the first stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that is challenged by the antithesis

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nounWord forms: plural ˈtheˌses (ˈθiˌsiz ; t hēˈsēzˌ)
in classical Greek poetry, the long syllable of a foot
in later poetry, the short or unaccented syllable or syllables of a foot
a proposition maintained or defended in argument, formerly one publicly disputed by a candidate for a degree in a medieval university
a formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree
see also dissertation
an unproved statement assumed as a premise
in Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
see also dialectic (sense 3)

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n. pl. the·ses (-sēz)
1. A proposition that is maintained by argument.
2. A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
3. A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
4. The first stage of the Hegelian dialectic process.
a. The long or accented part of a metrical foot, especially in quantitative verse.
b. The unaccented or short part of a metrical foot, especially in accentual verse.
6. Music The accented section of a measure.

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