Definition of Dissertation

1. Noun. A treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree.

Exact synonyms: Thesis
Generic synonyms: Treatise
Derivative terms: Dissertate

Definition of Dissertation

1. n. A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.

Definition of Dissertation

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A lengthy lecture on a subject; a treatise; a discourse; a sermon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissertation

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Literary usage of Dissertation

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"The dissertation to which the Fiske Fund Prize was awarded.1 (Published by ... 1852, announced that they had awarded to the author of the dissertation, ..."

2. Ancient Scotish Melodies: From a Manuscript of the Reign of King James VI by William Dauney (1838)
"... PRELIMINARY dissertation. WHILE the translation into modern musical characters of this curious Manuscript is the work of a gentleman whose long ..."

3. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1898)
"PRELIMINARY dissertation HARMONY OF THEORY AND PRACTICE IN MECHANICS* THE words, ... Objects on the earth's surface were terrestrial • This dissertation ..."

4. The Works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart (1829)
"PRELIMINARY dissertation. CHAPTER FIRST. THE chief aim of the following dissertation is, to correct some prevailing mistakes with respect to the Phi. ..."

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