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Definition of thesis:

  1. A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.
  2. An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
  3. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.
  4. The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; - the opposite of arsis.
  5. The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
  6. The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls.

Synonyms:

outline, instruction, presupposition, words, treatise, clarification, meditation, proposition, interpretation, contestation, supposition, paper, monograph, explanation, theory, postulate, reason, gloss.

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