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Thesis vs. Dissertation — What's the Difference?

Thesis vs. Dissertation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Thesis and Dissertation

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Thesis

A thesis, or dissertation (abbreviated diss.), is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings. In some contexts, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used for part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate.

Dissertation

A lengthy, formal treatise, especially one written by a candidate for the doctoral degree at a university; a thesis.

Thesis

A proposition that is maintained by argument.

Dissertation

A formal exposition of a subject, especially a research paper that students write in order to complete the requirements for a doctoral degree in the US and a non-doctoral degree in the UK; a thesis.
Write a dissertation
Write up a dissertation
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Complete a dissertation

Thesis

A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
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Dissertation

A lengthy lecture on a subject; a treatise; a discourse; a sermon.

Thesis

A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.

Dissertation

A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.

Thesis

The first stage of the Hegelian dialectic process.

Dissertation

A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

Thesis

The long or accented part of a metrical foot, especially in quantitative verse.

Thesis

The unaccented or short part of a metrical foot, especially in accentual verse.

Thesis

(Music) The accented section of a measure.

Thesis

Senses relating to logic, rhetoric, etc.

Thesis

(rhetoric) A proposition or statement supported by arguments.

Thesis

(by extension) A lengthy essay written to establish the validity of a thesis (sense 1.1), especially one submitted in order to complete the requirements for a non-doctoral degree in the US and a doctoral degree in the UK; a dissertation.

Thesis

A conjecture, especially one too vague to be formally stated or verified but useful as a working convention.

Thesis

(logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.

Thesis

(philosophy) In the dialectical method of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: the initial stage of reasoning where a formal statement of a point is developed; this is followed by antithesis and synthesis.

Thesis

Senses relating to music and prosody.

Thesis

The action of lowering the hand or bringing down the foot when indicating a rhythm; hence, an accented part of a measure of music or verse indicated by this action; an ictus, a stress.

Thesis

A depression of the voice when pronouncing a syllables of a word; hence, the unstressed part of the metrical foot of a verse upon which such a depression falls, or an unaccented musical note.

Thesis

A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.

Thesis

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.

Thesis

An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.

Thesis

The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; - the opposite of arsis.

Thesis

The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.

Thesis

An unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

Thesis

A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

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