dissertation

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noun dis·ser·ta·tion \ˌdi-sər-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of dissertation

  1. :  an extended usually written treatment of a subject; specifically :  one submitted for a doctorate wrote her dissertation on an obscure 16th-century poet

dissertational

play \-ˈtāsh-nəl, -ˈtā-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of dissertation in a sentence

  1. He wrote his dissertation on an obscure 16th-century poet.

1651

First Known Use of dissertation

1651


DISSERTATION Defined for English Language Learners

dissertation

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noun dis·ser·ta·tion \ˌdi-sər-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of dissertation for English Language Learners

  • : a long piece of writing about a particular subject that is done to earn an advanced degree at a university



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