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thesis

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1  —as in:
the thesis of her editorial
Definition an unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion
  • Her thesis is that efficiencies gained through competition outweigh the costs of redundancy, marketing, and profit.
thesis = unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her thesis is that judges should not be overly constrained by the words of the Constitution when interpreting it.
  • thesis = unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion
  • Tell me the thesis, so that I may apply your knowledge as you go on.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thesis = unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion
  • To put my thesis in a nutshell: the war-dance has been replaced by the waltz.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • thesis = an unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion
  • My thesis is this, ...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
thesis = an unproved statement put forward as a premise for discussion

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2  —as in:
her Master's thesis
Definition a formal and lengthy research paper advancing a new point of view — usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's undergraduate thesis was a detailed history of the rise and fall of New York's Socialist Party in the early 20th Century.
thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper advancing a new point of view — usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Justice Kagan's undergraduate thesis concluded:  "The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America. American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope."
  • Got your thesis finished yet?
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper advancing a new point of view
  • While reading for my master's thesis, I'd been surprised to discover echoes of Mormon theology in the great philosophers of the nineteenth century.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper
  • ...and that he'd written his PhD thesis on tuatara molecular evolution rates,
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper
  • As soon as he completed his thesis, "An Analysis of Conical Helices", he transferred to Hughes's big California operation, where the real action was, eager to make his mark in the race for space.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper
  • ...they wouldn't count toward my MFA thesis.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • thesis = research paper
  • In this thesis, I hope to explore the history of clothing.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper
  • I worked for a solid year, and at the end of it I had a draft of my thesis: "The Family, Morality, and Social Science in Anglo-American Cooperative Thought, 1813-1890."
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
thesis = a formal and lengthy research paper

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
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A comprehensive dictionary will have more specialized definitions of thesis that are used in such areas as music, poetry, and philosophy.
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