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dis·ser·ta·tion

 (dĭs′ər-tā′shən)
n.
A lengthy, formal treatise, especially one written by a candidate for the doctoral degree at a university; a thesis.

dissertation

(ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Education) a written thesis, often based on original research, usually required for a higher degree
2. a formal discourse
ˌdisserˈtational adj
ˌdisserˈtationist n

dis•ser•ta•tion

(ˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an essay or thesis, esp. one written by a candidate for a doctorate.
2. any formal discourse.
[1605–15; < Latin dissertātiō]
dis`ser•ta′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissertation - a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
treatise - a formal exposition

dissertation

noun thesis, essay, discourse, critique, exposition, treatise, disquisition He is currently writing a dissertation.

dissertation

noun
1. A formal, lengthy exposition of a topic:
2. A thorough, written presentation of an original point of view:
Translations
بَحْث، رِسالَه عِلْمِيَّه
disertace
afhandlingdisputats
disszertáció
ritgerî, fyrirlestur
disertacija
disertācija
dizertácia
doktora tezitez

dissertation

[ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃən] Ndisertación f (US) (Univ) → tesis f inv (Brit) (Univ) → tesina f

dissertation

[ˌdɪsərˈteɪʃən] n
(= essay) → dissertation f
(mainly British) (for masters degree)mémoire m
(mainly US) (for doctorate)thèse f

dissertation

nwissenschaftliche Arbeit; (for PhD) → Dissertation f; (fig)Vortrag m

dissertation

[ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃn] n (Univ) → tesi f inv, dissertazione f

dissertation

(disəˈteiʃən) noun
a long formal talk or piece of writing (for a university degree etc).
References in classic literature ?
Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy, prefixed to Ritson's Ancient
Le Grand has given in one dissertation an example of great moderation, in deviating from the temper of his religion, but in the others has left proofs that learning and honesty are often too weak to oppose prejudice.
In ten minutes after the strangers had departed, Franz was on the road to the Piazza de Spagni, listening with studied indifference to the learned dissertation delivered by Albert, after the manner of Pliny and Calpurnius, touching the iron-pointed nets used to prevent the ferocious beasts from springing on the spectators.
In that case, monsieur will be able to aid me in finding out what was mademoiselle's reason for making me sit before her sofa one mortal hour, listening to the most copious and fluent dissertation on the merest frivolities.
The parties separated, Richard holding a close dissertation with Mr.
On seeing this, the inquisitive youths manifested with rustic freedom their contempt for such paltry sport, and, after a dissertation among themselves upon the disadvantages of hawking, they returned to their occupations; one only of the curious party, a stout, stubby, cheerful lad, having demanded how it was that Monsieur, who, from his great revenues, had it in his power to amuse himself so much better, could be satisfied with such mean diversions.
I would not have gone into this dissertation upon Syrian villages but for the fact that Nimrod, the Mighty Hunter of Scriptural notoriety, is buried in Jonesborough, and I wished the public to know about how he is located.
Then commenced, on the part of Anne of Austria, a political dissertation upon the welcome M.
And for some time he continued his dissertation upon Imperialism, militarism, and international politics.
But he took them in his hands and, giving her by a sudden impulse his own unfinished dissertation, with its mystical conclusion, they read each other's compositions in silence.
The conversation was becoming rather a farcical dissertation upon the relations that should obtain between states, irrespective of size, when it was broken off by a cry from Tambi, who, with another lantern hanging overside at the end of his arm had made a discovery.
Doctor Emory continued to talk, and tried a fresh cigar, and, despite the fact that his reception-room was overflowing, delivered, not merely a long, but a live and interesting, dissertation on the subject of cigars and of the tobacco leaf and filler as grown and prepared for cigars in the tobacco-favoured regions of the earth.