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thesis

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CIDE DICTIONARY

thesisn. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to place, set. See Do, and cf. Anathema, Apothecary, Epithet, Hypothesis, Parenthesis, Theme, Tick a cover.].
  •  A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thesis, n. (pl. theses)
1 a proposition to be maintained or proved.
2 a dissertation, esp. by a candidate for a degree.
3 an unstressed syllable or part of a metrical foot in Greek or Latin verse (opp. ARSIS).

Etymology
ME f. LL f. Gk, = putting, placing, a proposition etc. f. the- root of tithemi place

THESAURUS

thesis

Alexandrine, a priori principle, accent, accentuation, affirmation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, apriorism, argument, argumentation, arsis, article, assertion, assumed position, assumption, axiom, bacchius, basis, beat, belief, bout, cadence, caesura, catalexis, categorical proposition, causerie, chloriamb, chloriambus, circle, circuit, colon, conjecture, contention, contestation, counterpoint, course, cretic, cycle, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, data, descant, diaeresis, diastole, dimeter, dipody, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, dochmiac, downbeat, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, essay, etude, examination, excursus, exposition, feature, feminine caesura, first approach, first principles, foot, foundation, grammatical accent, ground, guesswork, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, homily, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, idea, inference, intonation, intonation pattern, introductory study, ionic, jingle, lemma, lilt, lucubration, major premise, masculine caesura, measure, memoir, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, minor premise, molossus, monograph, mora, morceau, movement, note, notion, numbers, opinion, outline, paeon, pandect, paper, paragraph, pentameter, pentapody, period, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, piece, pitch accent, point, posit, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, precept, preliminary study, premise, premiss, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, proceleusmatic, prolegomenon, proposition, propositional function, pulse, pyrrhic, quantity, research paper, revolution, rhetorical accent, rhythm, rhythmical accent, rotation, round, screed, sentiments, series, set of postulates, sketch, special article, spell, spondee, sprung rhythm, statement, stress, stress accent, stress arsis, study, sumption, supposal, supposing, supposition, surmise, survey, swing, systole, syzygy, term paper, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, theme, theorem, theory, tone accent, tract, tractate, treatise, treatment, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, turn, upbeat, view, views, wheel, working hypothesis

ROGET THESAURUS

thesis

Dissertation

N dissertation, treatise, essay, thesis, theme, monograph, tract, tractate, tractation, discourse, memoir, disquisition, lecture, sermon, homily, pandect, excursus, commentary, review, critique, criticism, article, leader, leading article, editorial, running commentary, investigation, study, discussion, exposition, commentator, critic, essayist, pamphleteer, discursive, discoursive, disquisitionary, expository.

Contrariety

N contrariety, contrast, foil, antithesis, oppositeness, contradiction, antagonism, clashing, repugnance, inversion, the opposite, the reverse, the inverse, the converse, the antipodes, the antithesis, the other extreme, contrary, contrarious, contrariant, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing toto coelo, diametrically opposite, diametrically opposed, as opposite as black and white, as opposite as light and darkness, as opposite as fire and water, as opposite as the poles, as different as night and day, Hyperion to a satyr, quite the contrary, quite the reverse, no such thing, just the other way, tout au contraire, contrarily, contra, contrariwise, per contra, on the contrary, nay rather, vice versa, on the other hand, all concord's born of contraries, Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.

Topic

N topic, subject of thought, material for thought, food for the mind, mental pabulum, subject, subject matter, matter, theme, noemata, topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, affair, matter in hand, argument, motion, resolution, head, chapter, case, point, proposition, theorem, field of inquiry, moot point, problem, thought of, uppermost in the mind, in petto, under consideration, in question, in the mind, on foot, on the carpet, on the docket, on the tapis, relative to.

Supposition

N supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum, theory, thesis, theorem, data, proposition, position, proposal, presumption, divination, conjecture, guess, guesswork, speculation, rough guess, shot, shot in the dark, conjecturality, surmise, suspicion, sneaking suspicion, estimate, approximation (nearness), inkling, suggestion, hint, intimation, notion, impression, bare supposition, vague supposition, loose supposition, loose suggestion, association of ideas, (analogy), metonym, metonymy, simile (metaphor), conceit, idea, thought, original idea, invention (imagination), supposing, given, mooted, postulatory, assumed, supposititious, suppositive, suppositious, gratuitous, speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, theoretical, academic, supposable, presumptive, putative, suppositional, suggestive, allusive, if, if so be, an, on the supposition, ex hypothesi, in the case, in the event of, quasi, as if, provided, perhaps, for aught one knows.


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