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thesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thesis a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
    • n thesis an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thesis A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.
    • Thesis (Logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
    • Thesis Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree. "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."
    • Thesis (Mus) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis.
    • Thesis (Pros) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
    • Thesis (Pros) The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thesis The formulation in advance of a proposition to be proved; a position; a proposition which one advances and offers to maintain by argument against objections.
    • n thesis Hence An essay or dissertation upon a specific or definite theme, as an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree, as for that of doctor.
    • n thesis A theme; a subject propounded for a school or college exercise; the exercise itself.
    • n thesis A premise assumed and not proved, although not self-evident; either a postulate or a definition.
    • n thesis The consequent of a hypothetical proposition.
    • n thesis In musical rhythmics, a heavy accent, such as in beating time is marked by a down-beat. See rhythm.
    • n thesis In prosody: Originally, and in more correct recent usage, that part of a foot which receives the ictus, or metrical stress.
    • n thesis In prevalent modern usage, the metrically unaccented part of a foot. See arsis, 1.
    • n thesis In ancient rhetoric, a general question, not limited to special persons and circumstances: opposed to a hypothesis, or question which is so limited.
    • n thesis In rhetoric, the part of a sentence preceding and correlated to the antithesis.
    • n thesis Synonyms Topic, Point, etc. See subject.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thesis thē′sis a position or that which is set down or advanced for argument: a subject for a scholastic exercise: an essay on a theme
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Quotations

  • J. Frank Doble
    J. Frank Doble
    “The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing, but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr., fr. to place, set. See Do, and cf. Anathema Apothecary Epithet Hypothesis Parenthesis Theme Tick a cover
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. ti-thē-mi, I set.

Usage

In literature:

Could its thesis really be sustained?
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
The second solution given to the cosmic problem is of special importance for our thesis.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
They could have written rings around my thesis.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
The downfall of Bohemia, the surrender of Prague, the Weissenberg, are but an illustration of this thesis.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
The cases of Deborah and Huldah can be brought into no sort of harmony with his thesis.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nowadays the thesis of Spring's Awakening is not so novel.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
You accept the thesis of a common origin only to regret it.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
Dr. Luther Buford discovered the origin of the malaria and wrote a thesis upon the subject.
"The Song of Lancaster, Kentucky" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
To-day the thesis that all mankind are one brotherhood needs no defence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Fortunately we possess certain narratives which enable us to support this thesis with concrete examples.
"The Stages in the Social History of Capitalism" by Henri Pirenne
The thesis may readily be dismissed.
"Malplaquet" by Hilaire Belloc
He took up the thesis a second time in 'Denise,' and won his wager again, but with less difficulty.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
You are obliged to defend a thesis you do not understand, by arguments you cannot measure.
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
Here is not the place to take up the defense of an abstract thesis, as an advocate would do.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
The first two points established, Kant is able to develop his main thesis, viz.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard
If you want to take time out from your thesis research, that's your business.
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks
It is the absolute antithesis to the primitive thesis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
I take up first the thesis that dynamic factors may come under the static measure.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
All he had now to do was the thesis.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
All that you have to think about is your coming thesis.
"Saint Michael" by E. Werner
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In news:

One man's trash has turned into another man's Master's thesis.
The only Jim Jarmusch feature that qualifies as apprentice work is his first (1980), shot in 16-millimeter for a master's thesis at NYU.
PhD Comics + Animating the Thesis.
A whistleblower claims about half of the thesis was directly lifted from three books, including one co-authored by one of Ponta's former students.
Schavan wrote her doctoral thesis more than thirty years ago.
Dallas Police Sergeant 's Thesis Questions Role-Playing Process in Promotions.
In grad school she again became depressed, but attributed it to the misery of writing her thesis.
Candidate McDonnell Says Views Changed Since He Wrote Thesis .
"My work responds to environmental issues of global concern," Michael Snowden says of his work in this year's thesis show.
Reading Hillary Rodham's hidden thesis .
Woman builds tiny house for Master's thesis .
Emily Newhouse 2012 MSU Graphic Design Thesis Project.
McDonnell's graduate thesis roils Virginia governor race.
The controversy over Bob McDonnell's 1989 graduate thesis has put the GOP candidate on the defense.
Add Facebook Comments Social Plugin to your WordPress Thesis Blog.
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In science:

Part of this work is contained in the author’s thesis .
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras
Thesis, University of Maryland (1984); E. R.
Freak Waves in Random Oceanic Sea States
Thuillier, Thesis, Institut des Sciences Nucl´eaires, Universit´e J.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
However, one can construct some special explicit solutions of it (see paper and thesis, where numerous examples are given).
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
In addition, one should note that theory of dynamical systems admitting normal shift of hypersurfaces was generalized to the case of Finslerian manifolds (see Chapter VIII of thesis ).
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
In Chapter III of thesis it was shown that each covariant differentiation ∇ in extended algebra of tensor fields is associated with some lift of vectors from M to T M .
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
Proof of this lemma can be found in thesis .
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
Most of the results can be found in the author’s thesis ([Mo02]).
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Verification must depend on the development of a specific geometrical thesis.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
Wassermann, Automorphic actions of compact groups on operator algebras, Thesis, University of Pennsylvania (1981). H. S.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
The thesis about macroscopically definable ensembles is suggested.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
This thesis should play the same role in the nonequilibrium thermodynamics, as the Church-Turing thesis in the theory of computability.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
The thesis about the macroscopically definable ensembles.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
The thesis about the macroscopically definable transformation of ensembles.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
There is the significant difference between this hypothesis and the thesis about macroscopically definable ensembles.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
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