thesis

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Thesis is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
thesis

Plural
theses

  1. (countable) A thesis is a long paper that university students at the masters or doctoral level write.
    I finished my coursework and have been working on my thesis for about a year now.
    She's writing her thesis on the effects of TV on children.
  2. (countable) A thesis is a main idea or argument that is developed or explained.
    This book has three major theses.
    If you're going to write about this, you're going to have trouble supporting your thesis.