Definitions for Dissertationˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•ser•ta•tionˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an essay or thesis, esp. one written by a candidate for a doctorate.

    Category: Education

  2. any formal discourse.

Origin of dissertation:

1605–15; < L dissertātiō


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissertation, thesis(noun)

    a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dissertation(noun)ˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən

    a long research paper written as part of a graduate degree program


  1. dissertation(Noun)

    A formal exposition of a subject, especially a research paper that students write in order to complete the requirements for a doctoral degree; a thesis.

  2. dissertation(Noun)

    A lengthy lecture on a subject; a treatise; a discourse; a sermon.

  3. Origin: dissertationem, from dissertare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissertation(noun)

    a formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies

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