Thesis vs Theorem - What's the difference?

thesis | theorem |

As nouns the difference between thesis and theorem

is that thesis is a statement supported by arguments while theorem is theorem.

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)
  • (mathematics) A mathematical statement of some importance that has been proven to be true. Minor theorems are often called propositions''. Theorems which are not very interesting in themselves but are an essential part of a bigger theorem's proof are called ''lemmas
  • (mathematics, colloquial, nonstandard) A mathematical statement that is expected to be true; as, (as which it was known long before it was proved in the 1990s.)
  • (logic) a syntactically correct expression that is deducible from the given axioms of a deductive system
  • Synonyms

    * (proven statement): lemma, proposition, statement * (unproven statement): conjecture * See also


    * theory

    Derived terms

    * central limit theorem * Pythagorean theorem * binomial theorem * * intercept theorem


    (en verb)
  • to formulate into a theorem