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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 the·sis /ˈθisəs, ||ˈθɛsɪs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an
      2: a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from
         research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic
         degree [syn: dissertation]
      [also: theses (pl)]