thesis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (thē'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
- a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, esp. one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections: He vigorously defended his thesis on the causes of war.
- a subject for a composition or essay.
- a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research, as one presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.
- the downward stroke in conducting; downbeat. Cf.(def. 1).
- a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus or stress.
- (less commonly) the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus. Cf.arsis(def. 2).
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