dissertation

Part of speech: noun

An argumentative treatise or discourse; disquisition.

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Usage examples "dissertation":

  1. The great superiority of this city as a market for hemp and its products, bagging and rope, is so obvious, so well known and so widely acknowledged, that any dissertation upon these merits is unnecessary here. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. A few days later they began their lectures: Salmeron, with a commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans; Canisius, with a dissertation on the Sentences of Peter Lombard; Le Jay, with an exposition of the Psalms. - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.
  3. M. Formery continued his dissertation. - "Arsene Lupin", Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc.