Title vs Thesis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between title and thesis

is that title is a prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification see also while thesis is a statement supported by arguments.

As a verb title

is to assign a title to; to entitle.



(wikipedia title)


(en noun)
  • A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • With his former title greet Macbeth.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}
  • (legal) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.
  • In canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  • A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
  • The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.
  • A publication.
  • A section or division of a subject, as of a law or a book.
  • (mostly, in the plural) A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance.
  • (bookbinding) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  • The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
  • A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.
  • (sports) The recognition given to the winner of a championship in sports.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Man City 3-2 QPR , passage=With some City fans already leaving the stadium in tears, Edin Dzeko equalised in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scored the goal that won the title .}}
  • * 1997 , David Kenneth Wiggins, Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America
  • Equally disadvantageous to Jackson was the fact that other than the Jacksonville Athletic Club and the National Sporting Club, virtually no organization was willing to sponsor a title fight between a black fighter and a white one.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * abstract of title * end titles * entitle * job title * long title * running title * short title * subtitle * supertitle * surtitle * title character * title track * Torrens title * working title


  • To assign a title to; to entitle.
  • thesis



  • 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