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"thesis" in British English

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thesisnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθiː.sɪs/ (plural theses uk   /ˈθiː.siːz/ us   )
B2 a ​longpiece of writing on a ​particularsubject, ​especially one that is done for a ​highercollege or ​universitydegree: a ​doctoral thesis (= for a ​PhD)C2 formal the ​mainidea, ​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)

"thesis" in American English

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thesisnoun [C]

 us   /ˈθi·sɪs/ (plural theses  /ˈθi·siz/ )
a ​piece of writing ​involvingoriginalstudy of a ​subject, esp. for a ​college or ​universitydegree: a master’s thesis A thesis is also the ​mainidea, ​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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