dissertation

[ dis-er-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɪs ərˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

a written essay, treatise, or thesis, especially one written by a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
any formal discourse in speech or writing.

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Origin of dissertation

1605–15; < Latin dissertātiōn- (stem of dissertātiō), equivalent to dissertāt(us) (past participle of dissertāre; dissert- (see dissert) + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dissertation

dis·ser·ta·tion·al, adjectivedis·ser·ta·tion·ist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dissertation

dissertation thesis
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British Dictionary definitions for dissertation

dissertation
/ (ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a written thesis, often based on original research, usually required for a higher degree
a formal discourse

Derived forms of dissertation

dissertational, adjectivedissertationist, noun
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