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 for Theses
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
     cover.]
     1. A position or proposition which a person advances and
        offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by
        argument.
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     2. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or
        definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a
        candidate for a diploma or degree.
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              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.
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     3. (Logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition
        or hypothesis.
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     4. (Mus.) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the
        downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis.
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     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.
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