the meaning of dissertation

the meaning of dissertation

A dissertation is a subject you chose for yourself. The first usage of the word in the English language in 1651 also gives a useful starting definition: “an extended written treatment of a subject”.
Another useful clue is found in the Latin origin of the word – dissertation comes from a Latin word ‘dissertare’ = ‘to debate’.

In the appendix there is a dissertation on the Negro in American fiction.
Perhaps it was his Dissertation that Mendelssohn’s children would read.


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