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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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The typewritten thesis includes Hawking's handwritten equations as well as notes, such as the one on his acknowledgements page that reads, "This dissertation is my own original work," and is signed "S.
Total funds under management and administration, excluding the overlap between Thesis and the Tutman entities, was approximately GBP 12bn as at 30 October 2016.
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First, a cadre of students--mainly in the social sciences and humanities--carried out their thesis research in the context of a disciplinary thesis seminar.
The study merited a thesis prize for being an outstanding graduate-level academic work in the field of international relations.
Her thesis, which was funded by US based Trevi Systems, explored the development of a desalination membrane that utilizes the unique chemical and thermal strength of the material polybenzimidazole (PBI), with the chemical phenomenon known as phase-inversion, whereby removal of the solvent from a liquid-polymer solution produces a porous and solid membrane.
Guidelines for the production and analysis of an undergraduate thesis have been published (Reynolds, Smit, Moskovitz, and Sayle 2009).
Christopher Picotte, Thesis Energy chairman and co-founder, was a managing director at ArcLight Capital Partners from its formation in 2001 until 2013 and is currently the chairman of px Group Ltd.
The researchers of this study have been involved in the graduate education as professors and as thesis advisers or mentors.
His PhD thesis proposes state-of-the-art techniques for several important location-based queries that have many interesting applications such as finding the nearest facilities (ATMs, restaurants), navigation and location-based SMS advertisement.
Thesis 1 documents that the extraction of the 17 rare earths' metals has to lead geologically determined to a disproportional structure of supply.
Over 100 thesis subjects have so far been proposed in this section, and they will be completed in the near future.