Definition of dissertation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsərˈteɪʃn//
Exams and degrees
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dissertation (on something) a long piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one written for a university degree Wordfinderdegree, dissertation, education, graduate, hall of residence, lecture, major, seminar, tutorial, university See related entries: Exams and degrees Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘discussion, debate’): from Latin dissertatio(n-), from dissertare ‘continue to discuss’, from disserere ‘examine, discuss’.Extra examples Candidates are required to present a dissertation of between 8 000 and 12 000 words. He wrote his Master’s dissertation on rats. Students can either do a dissertation or take part in a practical project. She is writing her dissertation on the history of the Knights Templar.
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