Monograph vs Thesis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between monograph and thesis

is that monograph is a scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person while thesis is a statement supported by arguments.

As a verb monograph

is to write a monograph on (a subject).

monograph

Noun

(en noun)
  • A scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.
  • I had never given much thought to the role of darkness in ordinary human affairs until I read a monograph prepared by John Staudenmaier, a historian of technology and a Jesuit priest, for a recent conference at MIT.'' Cullen Murphy, "Hello Darkness", ''The Atlantic Monthly , March 1996, Volume 277, No. 3, pp. 22-24.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To write a monograph on (a subject).
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    Anagrams

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    thesis

    English

    Noun

    (theses)
  • 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