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a lengthy academic paper — especially a scholarly work required for an advanced academic degree
  • What had impressed them, said the interviewers — there were two of them, a woman and a man — was his senior dissertation on self-help books of the twentieth century.
    p. 245.8
dissertation = a scholarly paper required for an academic degree
  • He'd turned that paper topic into his senior dissertation, later.
    p. 196.3
  • In your dissertation.
    p. 246.3

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