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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
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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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Identifying college student success: The role of first year success courses and peer mentoring (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).
Relationship between perfectionism and suicidal ideation for students in a college honors program and students in a regular college program (Doctoral dissertation).
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Effects of expressive and nonexpressive conducting on the performance and attitudes of advanced instrumentalists (Doctoral dissertation, Arizona State University, 1998).
Student satisfaction in an online course: An analysis of the impact of learner-content, learner-instructor, learner-learner and learner-technology interaction (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003).
In 1997, for his doctoral dissertation in public policy from George Mason University, Gorman (public policy, George Mason U.) began constructing a map of all the interdependent telecommunications and information technology networks, gas pipelines, railroad systems, and electric power lines in the US.
The book is a revision of Truscott's doctoral dissertation under Maxwell Johnson at the University of Notre Dame.
This very well-researched book suffers at times from a too-close relationship with the doctoral dissertation on which it is based.
"Rehearsal as the Search for Expressiveness: Implications for Music Reading in the High School Mixed Chorus." (Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, 1980).
The impact of work on gay male identity among male flight attendants (Doctoral dissertation, Loyola University of Chicago, 1997).

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