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 (dĭs′ər-tāt′) also dis·sert (dĭ-sûrt′)
intr.v. dis·ser·tat·ed, dis·ser·tat·ing, dis·ser·tates also dis·sert·ed or dis·sert·ing or dis·serts
1. To discourse formally.
2. To prepare a dissertation.

[Latin dissertāre, dissertāt-, frequentative of disserere, to discuss : dis-, dis- + serere, to connect; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′ser·ta′tor n.
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This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
Thus, for example, were a graduate student and dissertator in africology to be interested in the relation between metatropic (requiring dead organic matter for food) factors, iron smelting, and the eventual ruin of ancient Meroe in Sudan, not just for antiquarian reasons but to discern significance that is informative to contemporary humanity regarding their subspecies life, it is the resource force which would engender means whereby that work could be done empirically.
In the penultimate chapter, Anne Torkelson, another dissertator, this time from the University of Minnesota Duluth, casts a critical eye over Twilights normalizing and romanticizing of violence toward women (p.
A recent University of Virginia dissertator found this to be true in his preparation of an edition of the first publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, in the newspaper The National Era.
The oral defense of the dissertation is at some universities open to the public, though may be not well attended, and the public are not necessarily allowed to pose questions to the dissertator.
Kimberly Rostan is a dissertator and teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cabot is a dissertator in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.
Quick Time and MPEG Movie Player have been used by a number of authors who incorporated video clips into their theses and dissertations, and Sibelius Scorch (23) files were used by at least one dissertator to illuminate orchestration discrepancies in various nineteenth-century editions of Robert Schumann's Symphony in D Minor, op.
Okimura and one other historian, also a bit of a conservative, grilled a twentieth-century French history dissertator from NYU--the social Democrat, as it turns out, who had expressed wariness about the conference's possible ideology.