Origin of dissertationLate Latin dissertatio from Classical Latin dissertare, to discuss, argue, frequentative of disserere from dis-, apart + serere, to join: see series
The definition of a dissertation is a lengthy and formal thesis.
An example of a dissertation is a paper that someone writes to complete her Ph.D. program.
a formal and lengthy discourse or treatise on some subject, esp. one based on original research and written in partial fulfillment of requirements for a doctorate
A lengthy, formal treatise, especially one written by a candidate for the doctoral degree at a university; a thesis.
From Latin dissertātiō, dissertātiōnem, from dissertare.
- An interesting dissertation on the question of the Berber race is given in Professor A.
- He bequeathed his estates to Cambridge University for the purpose of maintaining two divinity scholars (-C30 a year each) at St John's College, of founding a prize for a dissertation, and of instituting the offices of Christian advocate and of Christian preacher or Hulsean lecturer.
- The author gives a romantic description of the meeting with Cleopatra, with an interpolated dissertation on amour courtois as understood by the trouveres.
- - Lowth, Isaiah: a new translation, with a preliminary dissertation and notes (1778); Gesenius, Der Proph.
- Panzerbieter, Diogenes Apolloniates (1830), with philosophical dissertation; J.