(Ther`mo*tax"ic) a. [Thermo- + Gr. arrangement.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or connected
with, the regulation of temperature in the animal body; as, the thermotaxic nervous system.
(Ther`mo*ten"sion) n. [Thermo- + tension.] A process of increasing the strength of
wrought iron by heating it to a determinate temperature, and giving to it, while in that state, a mechanical
strain or tension in the direction in which the strength is afterward to be exerted.
(Ther*mot"ic Ther*mot"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to heat; produced by heat; as, thermotical
(Ther*mot"ics) n. The science of heat. Whewell.
(Ther`mo*trop"ic) a. (Bot.) Manifesting thermotropism.
(Ther*mot"ro*pism) n. [Thermo- + Gr. to turn.] (Bot.) The phenomenon of turning
towards a source of warmth, seen in the growing parts of some plants.
(Ther"mo*type) n. [Thermo- + - type.] A picture (as of a slice of wood) obtained by first
wetting the object slightly with hydrochloric or dilute sulphuric acid, then taking an impression with a
press, and next strongly heating this impression.
(Ther*mot"y*py) n. The art or process of obtaining thermotypes.
(Ther`mo*vol*ta"ic) a. [Thermo- + voltaic.] (Physics) Of or relating to heat and electricity; especially,
relating to thermal effects produced by voltaic action. Faraday.
(||The`ro*mor"pha) n. pl. [NL.: Gr. beast + form.] (Paleon.) See Theriodonta.
(||The*rop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a beast + foot.] (Paleon.) An order of carnivorous dinosaurs
in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda.
It includes the rapacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies.
(||The*sau"rus) n.; pl. Thesauri [L. See Treasure.] A treasury or storehouse; hence, a
repository, especially of knowledge; often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.
(These) pron. [OE. þes, þæs, a variant of þas, pl. of þes, thes, this. See This, and cf. Those.]
The plural of this. See This.
(Thes"i*cle) n. [Dim. of thesis.] A little or subordinate thesis; a proposition.
(The"sis) n.; pl. Theses [L., fr. Gr. fr. to place, set. See Do, and cf. Anathema, Apothecary,
Epithet, Hypothesis, Parenthesis, Theme, Tick a cover.]
1. A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained
2. Hence, an essay or dissertation written upon specific or definite theme; especially, an essay presented
by a candidate for a diploma or degree.
I told them of the grave, becoming, and sublime deportment they should assume upon this mystical
occasion, and read them two homilies and a thesis of my own composing, to prepare them.Goldsmith.
3. (Logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
4. (Mus.) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.