noun, plural the·ses [thee-seez] /ˈθi siz/.
- a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus or stress.
- (less commonly) the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus.Compare arsis(def 2).
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Definition for thesis's (2 of 2)
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noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for thesis
Word Origin and History for thesis's
late 14c., "unaccented syllable or note," from Latin thesis "unaccented syllable in poetry," later "stressed part of a metrical foot," from Greek thesis "a proposition," also "downbeat" (in music), originally "a setting down or placing," from root of tithenai "to place, put, set," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Sense in logic of "a proposition, statement to be proved" is first recorded 1570s; that of "dissertation written by a candidate for a university degree" is from 1650s.
Culture definitions for thesis's
The central idea in a piece of writing, sometimes contained in a topic sentence.