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From 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
1. A position or proposition which a person advances and
offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by
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
4. (Mus.) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the
downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis.
(a) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the
syllables of a word.
(b) The part of the foot upon which such a depression
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