What does thesis mean or the definition of thesis?


- n , pl -ses

1.

a dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma

2.

a doctrine maintained or promoted in argument

3.

a subject for a discussion or essay

4.

an unproved statement, esp one put forward as a premise in an argument

5.

music the downbeat of a bar, as indicated in conducting

6.

Compare arsis (in classical prosody) the syllable or part of a metrical foot not receiving the ictus

7.

philosophy the first stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that is challenged by the antithesis


[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: a placing, from tithenai to place]