A statement to be proved
principle, belief, argument; see hypothesis, opinion 1.
A learned essay, especially for advanced academic degrees
dissertation, research, requirement for graduation, master's paper, master's essay; see also exposition 2.
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A hypothetical controversial proposition:
A thorough, written presentation of an original point of view:
Something taken to be true without proof: