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, pl.


(thē'sis, -sēz),
1. Any theory or hypothesis advanced as a basis for discussion.
2. A proposition submitted by the candidate for a doctoral degree in some universities, which must be sustained by argument against any objections offered.
3. An essay on a medical topic prepared by the graduating student.
[G. a placing, a position, thesis]
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The Schattschneider Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.
Her doctoral dissertation highlighted the need for the formation of the Water Replenishment District decades ago and we're pleased that as we approach our 50th anniversary she is recognized for her work," concluded Robles.
While this might explain why King felt free to help himself to the work of Pastor Carey -- with whom he maintained a correspondence -- it would not justify violating established scholarly guidelines for writing a doctoral dissertation.
Lasswell Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies.
Penned by former journalist Jill Jonnes as her doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins, Hep-cats succeeds as an engagingly crafted account of a colorful slice of U.
Occasionally, she reaches for the easy phrase or image, as in "Luqman" - "There will be talk / Luqman / talk among young men / that you respect women / and face east when you pray" - or her precious "Title for Doctoral Dissertation," with its anti-climactic ending.
In addition, Ghose received the 2005 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award, and Ipeirotis received the 2006 ACM SIGMOD best paper award.
In his 2010 doctoral dissertation at the University of Saarlands, Saarbruchen, Germany, Schiller explores the size of the logical steps used to teach logics and formal proofs, particularly addressing the difference in this granularity between human and machine calculi.
In his well-written first book, based on his doctoral dissertation, Daniel Engsrer examines "the central principles of modern state theory," or tells "the story of the development of modern state power," as he notes at the outset of the volume.
Freimer and perfect pitch to be ultimately the source of her doctoral dissertation.
If the general story was already established, what does his revised doctoral dissertation provide?
Begun as a doctoral dissertation, the book carries the flavor of that genre: multiple uses of "Haughton views," "Haughton believes," "in Haughton's opinion," etc.

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