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thesis

noun [C] uk   /ˈθiː.sɪs/ ( plural theses   /ˈθiː.siːz/   ) us  
B2 a long piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one that is done for a higher college or university degree: a doctoral thesis (= for a PhD)C2 formal the main idea, opinion, or theory of a person, group, piece of writing, or speech: Their main thesis was that war was inevitable.
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in Korean 학위 논문…
in Arabic أطروحة…
in French thèse…
in Turkish tez, sav, iddia…
in Italian tesi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 論文, 論題,命題, 論點…
in Russian диссертация, тезис…
in Polish praca, rozprawa, teza…
in Spanish tesis…
in Portuguese tese…
in German die Dissertation…
in Catalan tesi…
in Japanese (大学の)論文…
in Chinese (Simplified) 论文, 论题,命题, 论点…
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