dissertation

noun dis·ser·ta·tion \ ˌdi-sər-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of dissertation

: 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.

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First Known Use of dissertation

1651


DISSERTATION Defined for English Language Learners

dissertation

noun

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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