Definitions for Dissertationˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. dissertatio: cf. F. dissertation.]

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  1. Toma:

    He delivered his dissertation about the Founding Fathers with such exactitude.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say Gentlemen to the person with whom he is conversing.

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