What does "Thesis" mean?


(n.) A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument (n.) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis (n.) Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree (n.) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; -- the opposite of arsis (n.) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word (n.) The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls

Synonyms dissertation

Word Family antitheses, antithesis, theses