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 for thesis
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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thesis
      n 1: an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an
           argument
      2: a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from
         research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic
         degree [syn: dissertation, thesis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  204 Moby Thesaurus words for "thesis":
     Alexandrine, a priori principle, accent, accentuation, affirmation,
     amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, apriorism,
     argument, argumentation, arsis, article, assertion,
     assumed position, assumption, axiom, bacchius, basis, beat, belief,
     bout, cadence, caesura, catalexis, categorical proposition,
     causerie, chloriamb, chloriambus, circle, circuit, colon,
     conjecture, contention, contestation, counterpoint, course, cretic,
     cycle, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, data, descant, diaeresis,
     diastole, dimeter, dipody, discourse, discussion, disquisition,
     dissertation, dochmiac, downbeat, elegiac, elegiac couplet,
     elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, essay, etude, examination,
     excursus, exposition, feature, feminine caesura, first approach,
     first principles, foot, foundation, grammatical accent, ground,
     guesswork, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter,
     hexapody, homily, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, iamb, iambic,
     iambic pentameter, ictus, idea, inference, intonation,
     intonation pattern, introductory study, ionic, jingle, lemma, lilt,
     lucubration, major premise, masculine caesura, measure, memoir,
     meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group,
     metrical unit, metron, minor premise, molossus, monograph, mora,
     morceau, movement, note, notion, numbers, opinion, outline, paeon,
     pandect, paper, paragraph, pentameter, pentapody, period,
     philosopheme, philosophical proposition, piece, pitch accent,
     point, posit, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum,
     precept, preliminary study, premise, premiss, presumption,
     presupposal, presupposition, proceleusmatic, prolegomenon,
     proposition, propositional function, pulse, pyrrhic, quantity,
     research paper, revolution, rhetorical accent, rhythm,
     rhythmical accent, rotation, round, screed, sentiments, series,
     set of postulates, sketch, special article, spell, spondee,
     sprung rhythm, statement, stress, stress accent, stress arsis,
     study, sumption, supposal, supposing, supposition, surmise, survey,
     swing, systole, syzygy, term paper, tetrameter, tetrapody,
     tetraseme, theme, theorem, theory, tone accent, tract, tractate,
     treatise, treatment, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee,
     truth table, truth-function, truth-value, turn, upbeat, view,
     views, wheel, working hypothesis
  
  

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