Thesis vs Composition - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between thesis and composition

is that thesis is a statement supported by arguments while composition is the proportion of different parts to make a whole.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • A statement supported by arguments.
  • A written essay, especially one submitted for a university degree.
  • * Goldsmith
  • 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.
  • (logic) An affirmation, or distinction from a supposition or hypothesis.
  • (music) The accented part of the measure, expressed by the downward beat; the opposite of arsis.
  • (poetry) The depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word.
  • (poetry) The part of the metrical foot upon which such a depression falls.
  • Derived terms

    * master's thesis * doctoral thesis

    See also

    * dissertation



    (en noun)
  • The proportion of different parts to make a whole.
  • The general makeup of something.
  • (obsolete) An agreement or treaty used to settle differences; later especially, an agreement to stop hostilities; a truce.
  • * , I.40:
  • It will stoope and yeeld upon better compositions to him that shall make head against it.
  • * 1630 , John Smith, True travels , in Kupperman 1988, p.50:
  • with an incredible courage they advanced to the push of the Pike with the defendants, that with the like courage repulsed, that the Turks retired and fled into the Castle, from whence by a flag of truce they desired composition .
  • (obsolete) An agreement to pay money in order to clear a liability or obligation; a settling.
  • * 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , II:
  • Insidious death! should his strong hand arrest, / No composition sets the prisoner free.
  • (legal) an agreement or compromise by which a creditor or group of creditors accepts partial payment from a debtor.
  • A mixture or compound; the result of composing.
  • An essay.
  • (linguistics) The formation of compound words from separate words.
  • A work of music, literature or art.
  • * 1818 , (Jane Austen), A letter dated 8 September 1818:
  • and how good Mrs. West could have written such books and collected so many hard words, with all her family cares, is still more a matter of astonishment. Composition seems to me impossible with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb.
  • (printing) Typesetting.
  • (label) Applying a function to the result of another.
  • (obsolete) Consistency; accord; congruity.
  • * Shakespeare
  • There is no composition in these news / That gives them credit.
  • Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
  • * Sir Isaac Newton
  • The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis ought ever to precede the method of composition .


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