- The definition of a thesis is a proposal or suggestion that is maintained by an argument.
An example of thesis is a research paper on why the United States should legalize marijuana.
- in classical Greek poetry, the long syllable of a foot
- in later poetry, the short or unaccented syllable or syllables of a foot
- a proposition maintained or defended in argument, formerly one publicly disputed by a candidate for a degree in a medieval university
- a formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree
- an unproved statement assumed as a premise
- in Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
Origin of thesisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek a placing, position, proposition ; from base of tithenai, to put, place: see do
- A proposition that is maintained by argument.
- A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
- A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
- The first stage of the Hegelian dialectic process.
- a. The long or accented part of a metrical foot, especially in quantitative verse.b. The unaccented or short part of a metrical foot, especially in accentual verse.
- Music The accented section of a measure.
Origin of thesisLatin, from Greek, from tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. Senses 5 and 6, Middle English, from Late Latin, lowering of the voice, from Greek, downbeat.
- A statement supported by arguments.
- A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree.
- (logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
- (music) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.
- (poetry) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
- (poetry) The part of the metrical foot upon which such a depression falls.
From Latin thesis, from Ancient Greek Î¸ÎÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (thesis, “a proposition, a statement, a thing laid down, thesis in rhetoric, thesis in prosody")