|part of speech:
||a formal and usu. lengthy exposition in speech or writing, esp. a detailed report of research by a candidate for a doctoral degree.
She took her time choosing a topic for her dissertation.
- discourse, disquisition, monograph, thesis, treatise
- similar words:
- composition, essay, exposition, pamphlet, paper, study, theme, tract
||dissertational (adj.), dissertationist (n.)