Definition Of thesis

noun

a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written by a candidate for a college degree.

a doctoral thesis

a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.

his central thesis is that psychological life is not part of the material world

an unstressed syllable or part of a metrical foot in Greek or Latin verse.

Such verses often have a pause after the thesis of the second foot also.

Example Of thesis

  • a doctoral thesis

  • A foot consists of arsis (one long syllable, usually) followed by thesis (another long syllable, or possibly two short ones making up the same amount of time).

  • Although ingeniously and entertainingly argued with a wealth of detail, the thesis is not conclusively proven.

  • And nothing proves my thesis more than comparing Spielberg's movies to the deluge that comes after him.

  • Another chapter is devoted entirely to writing a doctoral thesis .


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