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"thesis" in British English

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thesisnoun [C]

uk   /ˈθiː.sɪs/  us   /ˈθiː.sɪs/ (plural theses uk   /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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(Definition of thesis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thesisnoun [C]

 us   /ˈθi·sɪs/ (plural theses  /ˈθi·siz/ )
a piece of writing involving original study of a subject, esp. for a college or university degree: a master’s thesis
A thesis is also the main idea, opinion, or theory of a speaker or writer, who then attempts to prove it: His thesis was that World War I could have been avoided.
(Definition of thesis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thesis”
in Korean 학위 논문…
in Arabic أطروحة…
in Malaysian tesis…
in French thèse…
in Russian диссертация, тезис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 論文, 論題,命題, 論點…
in Italian tesi…
in Turkish tez, sav, iddia…
in Polish praca, rozprawa, teza…
in Spanish tesis…
in Vietnamese luận văn, luận án…
in Portuguese tese…
in Thai วิทยานิพนธ์…
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…
in Indonesian tesis…
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