thesis noun

1 part of a university degree

ADJ. doctoral, MA, Master's, MSc, PhD, etc. | chemistry, geology, etc. | research

VERB + THESIS work on | complete, do, write (up) | submit | publish

THESIS + NOUN research, title, topic

PREP. by ~ She completed an MSc by thesis. | in a/the ~ research presented in a thesis | ~ about/on He's doing a doctoral thesis on the early works of Shostakovich.

2 statement of an idea/a theory

ADJ. basic, central, main

VERB + THESIS prove, support The results of the experiment support his central thesis. | disprove | advance He advanced the thesis that too much choice was burdensome to people. | challenge, refute

PREP. ~ about a thesis about the effects of new technology on skills