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thesis

the·sis

thesis

 
pronunciation:
thi sihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: theses
definition 1: a statement or proposition put forward and supported by proof or argument.
It's an interesting thesis, but you haven't provided enough evidence to convince me of its validity.Martin Luther put forward the thesis that one can achieve one's own salvation without the intermediary of a priest.
synonyms:
exposition, premise, proposition
similar words:
argument, hypothesis, statement, theorem, theory
definition 2: an essay or dissertation, esp. one based on research or critical study, submitted as a requirement for an advanced academic degree.
She's doing research for her Ph.D. thesis in political science.
synonyms:
dissertation, treatise
similar words:
article, composition, discourse, essay, exposition, monograph, paper
definition 3: the opening of a dialectical argument or process, followed by antithesis and resolved in synthesis.
definition 4: the accented part of a musical measure; downbeat.
similar words:
accent, beat, downbeat
Word Parts
The word thesis contains the following part:
-sis Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or condition of
synonyms:
-osis