Meaning of “dissertation” in the English Dictionary

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"dissertation" in British English

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dissertationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪs.ɚˈteɪ.ʃən/

C1 a long piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one that is done in order to receive a degree at college or university:

Ann did her dissertation on Baudelaire.

(Definition of “dissertation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dissertation" in American English

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dissertationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌdɪs·ərˈteɪ·ʃən/

a long piece of writing on a particular subject, esp. one that is done for a Ph.D. (= high university degree)

(Definition of “dissertation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)