Dissertation meaning

dĭsər-tāshən
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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.
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A lengthy, formal treatise, especially one written by a candidate for the doctoral degree at a university; a thesis.
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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.

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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.
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A lengthy lecture on a subject; a treatise; a discourse; a sermon.
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Origin of dissertation

  • From Latin dissertātiō, dissertātiōnem, from dissertare.

    From Wiktionary