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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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Data has been collected through the Consulta de la Base de datos de Tesis Doctorales (TESEO), from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, which collects information from the PhD Thesis defended in Spain since 1976 (Lorenzo Rodriguez, Martinez Pinero & Pinero Martinez, 2004).
He gave a public presentation of his PhD thesis [1] then, in September, he put his thesis on the desk of the Physics Section of the Graduate Division, Stanford University.
s-Orthogonal Polynomials, "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Applied Mathematics, Chair of Numerical and Statistical Computing, Scientific essay in the framework of the PhD thesis "Contributions to the study of the linear approximation methods", under the supervision of Prof.
Maureen Perkins' engaging study, successfully developed from her PhD thesis, takes us beyond the usual period of study by examining the changing form and content of almanacs in the period 1775-1870.
A current PhD thesis within Volvo is studying silicon carbide and its applications in hybrid vehicles.
Jassim Hajji who presented to him a copy of his PhD thesis on US companies' reliance on local culture
OBJECTIVE: Registered PhD students at an Indian university or institute to carry out research for their PhD thesis in India and in Germany under the joint supervision of an Indian as well as a German professor.
A new PhD thesis from the University of Copenhagen presents several case studies on the use of the mobile phone for political participation in Chinese society and points to the concept of guanxi, an individual's network of social relations and obligations, as central to understanding the success of alternative mobile communication in China.
Alsayegh also said that the launch of the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi's PhD thesis, The Myth of Arab Piracy on the Gulf Coast, in Arabic during the book fair was a good start to the process.
Badr Faraj Dekheel Al-Shemmari, who presnted HH the Crown Prince with a copy of this PhD thesis, "Assessment of sports activities at private schools in State of Kuwait.
His PhD thesis discussed the genetic analysis of inherited blood disorders in Oman to achieve high level of accuracy in the diagnosis of these disorders with simplified and advanced techniques of genetic analysis ensuring rapid completion of laboratory testing of patients.
Kashif impressed his supervisor with his technical, analytical and managerial skills for which he was offered a PhD thesis in Computer Science.