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Webster 1913 Edition


Thesis

The′sis

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Theses
(#)
.
[L., fr. Gr. [GREEK], fr. [GREEK] 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.
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.)
(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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Thesis

THE'SIS

,
Noun.
[L. thesis; Gr. a position, to set.]
1.
A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument; a theme; a subject.
2.
In logic, every proposition may be divided into thesis and hypothesis. Thesis contains the thing affirmed or denied, and hypothesis the conditions of the affirmation or negation.

Definition 2023


thesis

thesis

English

Noun

thesis (plural theses)

  1. A statement supported by arguments.
  2. A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree.
    • Goldsmith
      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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External links

  • thesis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • thesis in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: the‧sis

Etymology

From Latin thesis, from Ancient Greek θέσις (thésis, a proposition, a statement, a thing laid down, thesis in rhetoric, thesis in prosody)

Noun

thesis f (plural theses or thesissen, diminutive thesisje n)

  1. thesis

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Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtʰe.sis/, [ˈtʰɛ.sɪs]

Noun

thesis f (genitive thesis); third declension

  1. thesis

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative thesis thesēs
genitive thesis thesum
dative thesī thesibus
accusative thesem thesēs
ablative these thesibus
vocative thesis thesēs

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