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1. a dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma
2. a subject for a discussion or essay
3. an unproved statement, esp one put forward as a premise in an argument
4. Music the downbeat of a bar, as indicated in conducting
5. (in classical prosody) the syllable or part of a metrical foot not receiving the ictus
6. Philosophy the first stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that is challenged by the antithesis



a sheet engraved with a text of a theological or philosophical nature (the thesis proper) accompanied by depictions of the saints or historical personages to whom the thesis was dedicated. Especially popular in the late baroque period, such engravings were also executed in Russia by I. F. Zubov and others in the early 18th century.

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In this section we present the following results considering the criteria selected in the analysis of Doctoral Thesis on academic or career guidance for variables: gender of the author, university and research methodology.
He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on "The obligations of the taxpayer to cooperate in tax proceedings.
1964, 'Aboriginal administration in the Northern Territory of Australia', unpublished doctoral thesis, Australian National University.
Most books based on a doctoral thesis remain unnoticed by the wider public; however this study of the brutality of the British response to the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya caused a change of mood on attitudes to empire when it was first published in hardback earlier this year.
For a critical overview of Islamic science, philosophy and theology as investigative scientific research programs, see Adi Setia's "Introduction" to his unpublished doctoral thesis "The Physical Theory of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi" (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, IIUM, 2004), 1-23.
The documentation of de Kooning's early years is probably as detailed as it ever can be (although Judith Wolfe's doctoral thesis, which the authors acknowledge, must stand as the most exhaustive account of this period).
Beurt SerVaas for his doctoral thesis at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Written initially as a Canadian doctoral thesis under the direction of John Kloppenborg (University of Toronto), this study deserves close attention and judicious use by all students of the social world of early Christianity.
The incident stuck with the skeptical young Mel over the years; he would eventually write his doctoral thesis on the effects of alcohol on muscle strength and endurance.
This is the book of an Oxford doctoral thesis, placed firmly within the empirical traditions of that university, and with the vices as well as the virtues that have become familiar.
A doctoral thesis under Hans Bleich at Columbia University presented the first analytic solution to the problem of a shock wave impinging on a floating structure, which serves as a necessary first benchmark for software developers to test the accuracy of their implementation of the fluid-structure interaction of shock waves with floating structures.

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