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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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dissertation

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

noun
1. A formal, lengthy exposition of a topic:
2. A thorough, written presentation of an original point of view:
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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
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dissertation

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

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

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

(disəˈteiʃən) noun
a long formal talk or piece of writing (for a university degree etc).
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References in classic literature ?
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.
* 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."
An Evening of Delight.--Joe's Culinary Performance.--A Dissertation on Raw Meat.--The Narrative of James Bruce.--Camping out.--Joe's Dreams.--The Barometer begins to fall.--The Barometer rises again.--Preparations for Departure.--The Tempest.
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.
she's aff, without a word at parting!" 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.
"No; by your brilliant and almost sublime conversation you have elevated me above the ordinary level; we no longer talk, we rise to dissertation. But you know how the theologians in their collegiate chairs, and philosophers in their controversies, occasionally say cruel truths; let us suppose for the moment that we are theologizing in a social way, or even philosophically, and I will say to you, rude as it may seem, `My brother, you sacrifice greatly to pride; you may be above others, but above you there is God.'"
The parties separated, Richard holding a close dissertation with Mr.