dissertation

[ dis-er-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF dissertation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISSERTATION

It is the aim of the present dissertation to accomplish this.

And accordingly they stand beyond the range of this dissertation.

He was not in the mood to listen to a dissertation on a text taken from Foul Play.

We have already mentioned this subject in the Dissertation on Apparitions.

The author had foreseen this objection from the beginning of his dissertation.

Perhaps it was his Dissertation that Mendelssohn's children would read.

Students of Negro life and history, therefore, should read this dissertation.

In the appendix there is a dissertation on the Negro in American fiction.

In this dissertation the author has undertaken something new.

Mr. Henbane was listening very lugubriously to this dissertation.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "discussion, debate," from Latin dissertationem (nominative dissertatio) "discourse," noun of action from past participle stem of dissertare "debate, argue, examine, harangue," frequentative of disserere "discuss, examine," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + serere "to arrange words" (see series). Sense of "formal, written treatise" is 1650s.

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