Proceeding vs Thesis - What's the difference?

proceeding | thesis |

As nouns the difference between proceeding and thesis

is that proceeding is the act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction while thesis is a statement supported by arguments.

As a verb proceeding

is .




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction
  • The collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference
  • Progress or movement from one thing to another.
  • *
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  • A measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.
  • * (Macaulay)
  • The proceedings of the high commission.
  • Plural'', see ''proceedings .
  • Synonyms

    * procedure * measure * step

    See also

    * transaction. (Webster 1913)




  • 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