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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun The"sis
  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]
    1. The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
    2. The part of the foot upon which such a depression falls.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. �, fr. � to place, set. See Do, and cf. Anathema Apothecary Epithet Hypothesis Parenthesis Theme Tick a cover

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  1. A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
  2. An unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

Fun Facts about the name Thesis

  • When was the first name Thesis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Thesis is Friday, July 3rd, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Thesis? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Thesis. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Thesis: Your name in reverse order is Siseht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eissth. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Thesis born Nov 28, 1936

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).