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.
outline, instruction, presupposition, words, treatise, clarification, meditation, proposition, interpretation, contestation, supposition, paper, monograph, explanation, theory, postulate, reason, gloss
dissertation (part of speech: noun)
contention, essay, hypothesis, article, discussion, research, opinion, assertion, argument, examination, premise, commentary, criticism, analysis, conjecture, position, interpolation, postulation, dissertation, critique
topic (part of speech: noun)
inference, principle, text, question, theorem, idea, concept, point, subject, assumption, theme, matter, presumption, issue, basis, problem, consideration, statement, paradigm, exposition, motif, topic, belief, axiom, query
- Now these observations of Mr. Left might well be taken for the thesis of this story. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
- " Too bad," he said with a laugh, " that knocks me out of the pleasure of maintaining my thesis that the founder of the Christian religion didn't believe in indissoluble marriage, but, on the contrary, in divorce if such couldn't be avoided." - "Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess", Henry W. Fischer.
- And two of them, who had no great sympathy with his thesis, assured me that they could detect no logical flaw in his argument. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.