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a long paper or report assigned to be written by a student in a course during a school or college term
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A lengthy piece of written work required of a student on a topic drawn from the subject matter of a course of study.