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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).
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The following relation is so curious and entertaining, and the dissertations that accompany it so judicious and instructive, that the translator is confident his attempt stands in need of no apology, whatever censures may fall on the performance.
And here be it said, that whenever it has been convenient to consult one in the course of these dissertations, I have invariably used a huge quarto edition of Johnson, expressly purchased for that purpose; because that famous lexicographer's uncommon personal bulk more fitted him to compile a lexicon to be used by a whale author like me.
Amid dissertations on mathematics and philosophy and spoutings and quotations, I sang all the old songs learned in the days when I went from the cannery to the oyster boats to be a pirate--such songs as: "Black Lulu," "Flying Cloud," "Treat my Daughter Kind-i-ly," "The Boston Burglar," "Come all you Rambling, Gambling Men," "I Wisht I was a Little Bird," "Shenandoah," and "Ranzo, Boys, Ranzo.
When, in the course of a deal, those sickening dissertations on the game would take place, the chevalier invariably drew out his snuff-box with a gesture that was worthy of Mole, looked at the Princess Goritza, raised the cover with dignity, shook, sifted, massed the snuff, and gathered his pinch, so that by the time the cards were dealt he had decorated both nostrils and replaced the princess in his waistcoat pocket,--always on his left side.
Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy, prefixed to Ritson's Ancient
An incident which happened about this time will set the characters of these two lads more fairly before the discerning reader than is in the power of the longest dissertation.
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.
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.
Then commenced, on the part of Anne of Austria, a political dissertation upon the welcome M.
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.
he exclaimed, as Anne left him without ceremony in the middle of his dissertation on secrets and servants' halls.
1776, a Dissertation on Babrias, and a collection of his fables in choliambic meter found in a MS.